Tea Board turns to GIS mapping for surveillance

Tea Board turns to GIS mapping for surveillance

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Kolkata, India, 17 April 2006: The Tea Board of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal has decided to conduct GIS mapping of all tea gardens at periodic intervals to monitor the progress of rejuvenation and replantation work under a Special Purpose Tea Fund programme.

The decision to start surveillance of gardens was taken to monitor a replantation and rejuvenation programme to begin shortly with 30% government subsidy. The task of carrying out GIS mapping would be handed over to a Hyderabad-based government agency. The special fund had been created for carrying out rejuvenation and replantation activity in gardens, which are more than 15 year old.