Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) City revellers may no longer need to travel to Darjeeling or the Western Ghats hills to see beautiful tea gardens, as the metropolis would soon get its own such plantation.
The West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) has launched a project to develop a tea garden on a three-acre plot.
The lush green garden, to be developed for showcasing tea plantations for environmental awareness, will come up at Rajarhat New Town on the eastern fringes of Kolkata.
“Tea will not be produced at the upcoming garden. This will only be for demonstration purpose,” WBHIDCO Chairman-cum-Managing Director Debashis Sen told IANS.
Sen said the process for preparing the soil for the garden would start shortly.
Officials said it was too early to say anything about the tea garden’s cost or completion deadline as it would be developed as part of a bigger eco-park project.
WBHIDCO will develop the garden and the surrounding areas to create a favourable environment for the tea plantation with the help of agricultural scientists.
This is not all. Tea lovers visiting the garden would also be treated to hot cups of tea at the chai-bar there.