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Agartala: In a bid to promote ‘Tea and Tourism’ together, the Tripura government has decided to establish a tea museum for which the Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC) and Tourism department have jointly started the work.

The Tea Museum will highlight the achievements of the state’s centuries-old industry, said TTDC chairman Santosh Saha.

Speaking with EastMojo, Saha said the TTDC has already communicated with the tourism department and proposed a land plot for the project adjacent to Durgabari central tea processing factory.

“A joint inspection team also visited the site proposed for the museum. The tourism department has prepared a DPR of Rs 3.50 crore for the proposed museum and forwarded a project proposal to the North East Council for funding. For the same project, project proposals were also forwarded to the Central government,” Saha said.

He also said that soon Tripura will emerge as a hotspot of international trade and commerce through all sorts of transportation mediums, people of other parts of the country must have a chance to know about the oldest industry of Tripura. “We are doing it in Durgabari as it is the biggest tea manufacturing unit for the state as of now”, Saha added.

He also informed that another tourism project in Kamalasagar under Sepahijala district will be established for which the tourism department has sought land for the construction of log huts.

“The proposals have been under the Tea Tourism initiative launched by TTDC. We are trying to arrange food and accommodation facilities for tourists in eye-soothing locations of our tea gardens. The main goal behind the tea tourism concept is to promote both tea and tourism together”, Saha said.

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