Economy, Domestic Economy

Tea Sector Turned Over

Tea Sector Turned OverTea Sector Turned Over

The government has transferred all its authority in the tea sector including imports, exports, production, selling, and trade, to Iran Tea Organization, government spokesperson Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, said in a news conference in the northern province of Gilan on Tuesday.  The Tea Organization will operate under the aegis of the ministry of agricultural Jihad and from now it is in charge of all affairs related to the domestic tea industry, Nobakht said. The move is aimed at homogenizing decisions and tackling the problems facing tea farmers in the northern regions of the country, he explained. The Rouhani administration has earmarked 1.6 trillion rials (above $58 million) for improving the management and productivity of tea farms and the revival of tea farms across the country, Nobakht added.