Growing Tea: Row Between Centre and Bengal

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  • The Centre is at loggerheads with the West Bengal over conversion of agricultural land into tea cultivation area.
  • The State government’s has banned conversion of agricultural land into tea cultivation area 15 years before.
  • Stating that the notification was affecting a large number of small growers, the Centre recently asked the West Bengal government to lift the ban.
  • The State government says the ban was to prevent ‘tea gardeners’ from purchasing land belonging to tribal people and from encroaching upon government-owned land.
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