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Tea Board mulls using blockchain to free Indian tea from adulteration

Plans are to trace the movement tea across the supply chain, from plantation to sale

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Avishek Rakshit Kolkata
In order to boost consumption of the beverage in the country, the Tea Board of India is considering the use of blockchain to implement complete traceability of tea right from the plantation stage till the time it is sold to the buyer.

This will not only help eliminate adulteration of Indian tea and improve consumers’ experience, but will also help preserve the identity of Indian tea. An improved experience with tea is expected to boost consumption as well.

The Tea Board has floated an expression of interest for designing, developing and commissioning end-to-end technology to ensure traceability of the entire

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 4:55 PM IST

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