Prelimsverse: Know about Tea Board, Coffee Board, Spice Board and Cotton Corporation of India

Tea Board:

1. The Tea Board of India is a state agency of the Government of India under the control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
2. Established to promote the cultivation, processing, and domestic trade as well as export of tea from India. It was established by the enactment of the Tea Act in 1953 with its headquarters in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
3. The Tea Board India is responsible for the assignment of certification numbers to exports of certain tea merchants. This certification is intended to ensure the teas’ origin, which in turn would reduce the amount of fraudulent labelling on rare teas such as ones harvested in Darjeeling.
4. The Tea Board India’s tasks include endorsement of the diverse production and productivity of tea, financial support of research organisations and the monitoring of advances in tea packaging as it relates to health beneficial aspects.
5. The board also has other overseas offices located at London in the United Kingdom, Moscow in Russia and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Coffee Board: 

1. The Coffee Board of India is an organisation managed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the government of India to promote coffee production in India.
2. The head office of the Coffee Board is situated in Bangalore.
3. The Coffee Board of India was established by an act of Parliament in 1942.
4. The Coffee Board’s traditional duties included:
1. promotion of sale, consumption of coffee in India and abroad
2. conducting coffee research
3. financial assistance to establish small coffee growers
4. safeguarding working conditions for laborers
5. managing the surplus pool of unsold coffee.

Spices Board of India

1. Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices.
2. The board is headquartered in Kochi
3. The Spices Board has an outlet next to its headquarters in Kochi. Spices are sold under the brand ‘Flavourit’.
4. The Spices Board of India has started an online campaign, called the Spice Train, to educate Indians about the country’s rich spice heritage
5. Spices Board provides information on several spices grown and exported from India The Spice Park of Spices 6. Board India for cardamom and pepper is situated at Puttady.

Cotton Corporation of India

1. CCI is governed by Textile Policy 1985 issued by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
2. The Cotton Corporation of India Limited or CCI is a Government of India agency, engaged in diverse activities related to trade, procurement, and export of cotton.
3. CCI is a public sector agency responsible for equitable distribution of cotton among the different constituents of the industry and aid imports of cotton. It was incorporated on 31 July 1970 under the Companies Act 1956.

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