BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
In general, 30 hectares of tea plantations were restored in the northern provinces of Iran over the past year, Chairman of Iran Tea Organization Habib Jahansaz told IANA news agency, Trend reports.
According to Jahansaz, 25 people were employed with the launch of the plantations.
The chairman added that a total of 350 hectares of tea plantations were restored over the past three years.
“At present, there are 28,000 hectares of tea plantations in the northern provinces of Iran (Gilan and Mazandaran provinces). In addition, work is underway to restore 6 hectares of tea plantations,” he said.
Jahansaz stressed that Iran Tea Organization issues loans to farmers for restoration of tea plantations. Thus, the loans worth 250 million rials (about $6,000) are issued for the restoration of each hectare of tea plantation. These loans are issued at 4 percent for 4 years.
As reported, Iran has harvested 133,000 tons of tea leaves and produced about 30,000 tons of dry tea in the current Iranian year (from March, 2020 to March 20, 2021).