Coimbatore Collector Dr GS Sameeran on Monday flagged off the Indco Tea Vehicle in Coimbatore to ensure the livelihood of the tribal people.
On behalf of the Tamil Nadu Small and Medium Enterprises Department, Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated 20 mobile vehicles with tea vending machines worth Rs. 3 crore at the Chennai General Secretariat on December 15.
In the first phase, tea stalls have been set up in Chennai, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tirupur and Erode districts under the Special Area Development Program of the Government of Tamil Nadu to cater to the needs of tribal people and youth.
Meanwhile, the Indcoserve mobile vehicle arrived in Coimbatore which was flagged off by District Collector Dr Sameeran.
Indcoserve, established in 1965 in Coonoor, is the largest tea cooperative federation in the country with 30,000 small farmers manufacturing 14 million kgs of black tea annually.
To make the brand more familiar, the State government has decided to sell the products of Indcoserve along with the tea through tea vending machines fitted in the vehicles.
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