Adulterated tea worth Rs 13 crore was seized from the godowns of two tea factories in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district Wednesday, following which their licences were temporarily cancelled, reports quoting sources said.
The board officials, acting on complaints of adulteraton by Tea Trade Association, took samples from the factories at Ajjur and sent them for testing to Coimbatore and Mumbai, news agency PTI quoted Tea Board of India sources as saying.
The tests confirmed that the tea was adulterated by mixing saw dust and colour,following which two lakh kg of tea, worth Rs 13 crore, was seized from godowns of the factories.
The factories were sealed and their licences temporarily cancelled, the sources said.
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