Training Schedule

Tea Cultivation :

One day on campus training programme on ‘New Planting in Tea’

Agricultural Engineering:
One day on campus training programme on ‘Tea Tasting’

One day on campus training programme on ‘Exotic Vegetable cultivation’

Home Science:
One month on campus training programme on ‘Wool Knitting’

Soil Science & Plant Protection:
One day on campus training programme on ‘Organic farming’

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Tea is one of the industries, which by an Act of Parliament comes under the control of the Union Govt. The genesis of the Tea Board India dates back to 1903 when the Indian Tea Cess Bill was passed. The Bill provided for levying a cess on tea exports - the proceeds of which were to be used for the promotion of Indian tea both within and outside India. The present Tea Board set up under section 4 of the Tea Act 1953 was constituted on 1st April 1954. It has succeeded the Central Tea Board and the Indian Tea Licencing Committee which functioned respectively under the Central Tea Board Act, 1949 and the Indian Tea Control Act, 1938 which were repealed. The activities of the two previous bodies had been confined largely to regulation of tea cultivation and export of tea as required by the International Tea Agreement then in force, and promotion of tea Consumption.


The Tea Board has wide functions and responsibilities under the direction of the Central Government. Briefly the primary functions of the Tea Board are as under


1. Rendering financial and technical assistance for cultivation, manufacture and marketing of tea

2. Export Promotion

3. Aiding Research and Development activities for augmentation of tea production and improvement of tea quality

4. Extend financial assistance in a limited way to the plantation workers and their wards through labour welfare schemes

5. To encourage and assist both financially and technically the unorganised small growers sector

6. Collection and maintenance of Statistical data and publication

7. Such other activities as are assigned from time to time by the Central Government.



Tea is the major crop in Nilgiris; over 65,000 small growers depend on Tea as their primary income. UPASI KVK has been supporting the small tea growers and manufacturers through various schemes launched by Tea Board. Improved Technologies derived by UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai as well as the refined technologies through UPASI KVK intervention are transferred to the progressive tea growers. 

The Small Growers Development Schemes was initiated by Tea Board in the year 1979. With the financial assistance of Tea Board UPASI KVK implemented the schemes since its inception in 1983.  This comprised of the following; 

1. Trainings

2. Demonstrations Plots on Tea

3. Crop Diversification

4. Supply of Planting material /Tea Clonal Nursery


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