The Tea Board’s Zonal Place of work in Coonoor has cancelled the licences of eighteen biofertiliser and fast tea factories for many deviations.
Tea Board’s Govt Director M Balaji stated that this adopted the perusal of replies and depositions received from them on the showcause notices issued to them arising from the inspections carried out by the Board’s officials to determine the veracity of the utilization of tea squander.
Tea Board has accredited many factories for manufacturing fast tea, and biofertilisers using the tea squander as uncooked content. These tea squander is a residue produced all through tea manufacture and does not conform to the specifications of tea underneath FSSAI and so has to be disposed off as specified underneath Tea Squander (Regulate) Purchase 1959.
Nonetheless, it had observed that some fast tea factories and biofertiliser units ended up not adhering to the phrases and conditions of the licence with regards to the right use of the tea squander, Balaji stated.
Some sold tea wastes which ended up described to be misused in recycling including colour and sold in rural stores ensuing in decline of excellent and selling price in the South Indian market place, he observed.
Although the inspection was conducted in 22 units, licence has been cancelled for eighteen units which had not managed right accounts of the uncooked content and the close produce.
Balaji stated that the Board has issued advisory notices to a few fast tea factories to stick to the stipulations laid down underneath the The Marketing Regulate Orders.
Moreover, all registered orthodox or twin tea companies in South India have been advised to report to Tea Board the disposal of tea squander, he disclosed.
He stated that these types of action will facilitate the manufacture of improved excellent tea. It is envisioned that charges will go up once the excellent expectations are adopted which will also reward the buyers in the extended run, he added.