Indian Tea Association (ITA), the North Indian tea producers lobby, will hold a charity auction on the inaugural day of second Darjeeling Tea & Tourism Festival on December 20.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated towards the welfare of the people of Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. The 15-day festival is organised by the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).  

According to an ITA release, seven lots of whole-leaf Darjeeling tea from seven valleys in the hills will be offered for sale at the auction.

Major buyers will participate in the auction to be handled by J Thomas & Co Pvt Ltd in the presence of Mr Bimal Gurung, Chief Executive of GTA.

(This article was published on December 18, 2012)
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