Tea tourism and construction of houses under Indira Awas Yojana are the two non-tea activities to be permitted by the Tea Board only on that area within a tea estate where viable tea plantation will not be possible.
However, prior to undertaking such non-tea activities, the gardens concerned have to obtain a ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) from the Board which will issue the certificate subject to certain conditions.
One condition is that no uprooting of tea bushes will be allowed to facilitate non-tea activities.
Next, the Tea Research Association or Upasi must certify that the areas to be used for tea tourism and IAY housing are not viable for taking up new plantation.
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