Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb, has taken up the issue of tea exports from the state with the Commerce Minister, Suresh Prabhu, Business Standard has reported.
The state government’s plan to export tea through a tea auction centre at Srimangal in Bangladesh has been conveyed to the union minister as per the update given by Chairman of Tripura Tea Development Corporation Ltd (TTDC), Santosh Saha, to the media. Srimangal is 5 km from Kailashahar in Unakoti district of Tripura.
The Indian Chamber of Commerce has also taken up the issue with Bangaldesh government. "I was told that after the Bangladesh general election, the issue of exporting Tripura’s tea to the neighbouring country will take shape through discussion. And we are hopeful that something positive will come out," Santosh Saha said.
He said that the neighbouring country imports huge amounts of tea from abroad, but none from India. He also added that a logo for Tripura is under consideration of the Tea Board of India (TBI). The logo is likely to be cleared within the next couple of days.