RANGPUR, May 5 (BSS) – About 1.2 million kgs of tea have been approaching to be constructed in the gardens in Panchagarh this year where small-scale tea tillage is upon the rise.
Small-scale tea tillage got serve progress after Panchagarh district administration, Bangladesh Tea Board (BTB) as well as the entrepreneurs (tea companies) mutually lifted the buying cost of immature leaves to Taka 18.50 per kg from Taka sixteen this season.
According to the officials, tea tillage as well as the prolongation has been augmenting any year in Panchagarh since April, 2000 following the directives of the afterwards as well as additionally the benefaction Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
An executive of Panchagarh Regional Office of BTB Amir Hossain pronounced 8,80,000 kgs of tea were constructed in 2010 as well as 58,724 kgs in 2009. This year the prolongation competence cranky 1.2 million kgs.
Tea tillage stretched faster in Panchagarh following assorted supervision stairs as well as now, tea is flourishing upon about 2,400 acres land distributed in 261 tiny gardens, fifteen middle distance gardens as well as 8 large estates.
Small -scale tea growers have been approaching to move an additional 400 acres underneath camp this year as well as the district administration department department skeleton to concede in isolation zone civilised universe upon the khas lands.
Talking to BSS today, Director of Bangladesh Tea Research Institute Mukul Jyoti Dutta pronounced which 3 to 4 year-old plants in Panchagarh have been producing the many appropriate peculiarity tea. “The normal tea furnish rate stands in in in in between 3,500 kgs as well as 4,000 kgs per hectare in Panchagarh as well as in in in in between 500 to 2,500 kgs in Sylhet as well as Chittagong zones when the inhabitant normal furnish rate stands during 1,200 kgs per hectare now,” he said.
Due to enlarge in tea expenditure during home as well as immobile annual prolongation of 58 to 60 million kgs of tea, the traffic of the object is upon the decrease as well as nation exported 3.15 million kgs of tea in 2009 as well as reduction than the single million kgs in 2010, he added.
The supervision has taken stairs for augmenting tea prolongation by expanding the civilised universe to alternative districts, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur as well as the Chittagong Hill Tracts, BTB executive said.
BTB Chairman Maj Gen M Mahbubul Hassan during his revisit to Panchagarh upon May 9 pronounced the supervision has taken the large devise to enlarge annual tea prolongation to 100 million kgs underneath the 12-year tea expansion programme.
The Planning Ministry has supposed the Taka 761 crore ‘Strategic expansion Plan for Tea Industries of Bangladesh: Vision 2021′ plan as well as the supervision is actively deliberation to validate it , he said.
Experts pronounced here currently which if the plan is authorized by the government, country’s annual tea prolongation will enlarge by 40 million kgs enabling the supervision to consequence Taka 500 crore income per annum recuperating sum plan costs inside of dual years.
Of the sum cost of the project, Taka 100 crore will be outlayed for the tiny tea growers of Panchagarh in building as well as expanding the tea sector, they said.
A tea planter pronounced if well-spoken energy supply as well as healthy gas were ensured, prolongation cost of tea would tumble to Taka 3 from Taka twenty-two per kg during present.