Kolkata, June 11 (PTI): The Tea Board is in an advanced stage of re-opening four more gardens in West Bengal for which talks were currently on with intending owners and bankers, its chairman Basudeb Banerjee said.
Banerjee told PTI that regular meetings were being held and one had been slated for Monday. "We hope to re-open four more tea gardens in July," he said.
Out of the 33 closed tea gardens across the country, 14 were located in West Bengal.
The first closed tea garden to re-open was Surendranagar Tea Estate on May 17.
Total area under hectarage in the 14 gardens was 6500, involving 12,000 families.