Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
09-March-2011 18:17 IST
Promotion of Tea Industry in North-Eastern Region
Government is promoting teas of North East region. The mark Assam orthodox has been registered as a geographical indication. Apart from this Assam logo has also been registered as copyright on the lines of Darjeeling. Moreover, India Tea Logo promoted extensively by the Board also covers teas of NE region. As far as the flavour of Tea is concerned, it depends on many factors like agro-climatic conditions of the area including soil and type of variety grown. Darjeeling tea which has the peculiar muscatel flavour cannot be compared with any other teas in India.

The quality of rubber production in the district of Karbi Anglong is reasonably good. Due to the efforts of the Rubber Board, an area of around 4200 hectares has so far has been planted with rubber in Karbi Anglong. Out of this, around 2000 hectares is mature and the yield is around 3000 metric tonnes per annum. Rubber Board is providing necessary assistance to improve the productivity, quality and marketing of the rubber in the district.

This information was given by Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.