Kolkata: Andrew Yule & Co, that has 15 tea gardens in West Bengal and Assam on Friday inaugurated its model tea garden and tea lounge at Eco Park, Nee Town – on the northern fringes of the city.
The inauguration was done by the Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, over video conferencing.
The just inaugurated tea lounge has three areas – AC, non-AC, and tent.
According to Sunil Munshi, Director-Personnel and head of the tea division, the (model) tea garden, made on an acre of land came up with an estimated investment of Rs 1.1 crore.
Investments are made jointly by Andrew Yule and HIDCO.
“If successful the model will be replicated on a macro (larger) scale in Bengal and neighbouring states,” Munshi said.
In order to recreate the right environment (soil texture and otherwise), some 40 trucks carrying soil from the Dooars region of North Bengal were brought in.
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