Tea planters body North Eastern Tea Association (NETA)in a memorandum to the government stated, “Energy consumption constitutes one of the major costs of tea production. The Power Tariff for the tea industry is distinctly categorized and is rather high. We request the Government to subsidize Power Tariff to the tea industry by half for at least a period of five years.”
The Government may please allow 90% subsidy on installation of solar plants in tea industry, as is being done in case of educational institutions etc.
This will not only encourage the industry to produce energy required by them but will also enable them to sell additional energy and generate revenue.
All Tea estates have wasteland, not suitable for agricultural activity. This fallow land can be utilized to install Solar Photo Voltaic Panels and generate solar power.
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