The new tea tourism policy of the West Bengal government has failed to thrill tea estate owners who claim that it was neither practical nor much different from the already existing one.
“The new policy has not created any major interest as it is not practical and so we are not very optimistic,” Darjeeling Tea Association chairman S S Bagaria told PTI. “There was a policy during the Left Front government also and people who applied did not receive clearance in 2-3 years,” he said.
Bagaria said unless the government offers time-bound clearances, all efforts would go in vain since the processes involved are not user-friendly.
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