Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje launched the first processed olive tea, produced from the olive plants in Rajasthan. The ‘Olitia’ tea has been produced by Olitia Foods Pvt Ltd as per an MoU signed between the state government and the company during the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2016.
While launching the tea Smt. Raje said that this innovative product would earn an international identity to the olive produced by Rajasthan farmers. She said that the state government’s efforts for promoting olive cultivation in Rajasthan started yielding positive outcomes. The target of doubling farmers’ income by 2020 could only be achieved by implementing such innovations, she said.
The Chief Minister also tasted the olive tea and praised it. During this, she was shown other world-level agri-processed products being produced in Rajasthan. She urged for better marketing of such agri products so that the hard working farmers earn good returns.
During this, the Agriculture Minister Shri Prabhulal Saini said that being an antioxydent anti-diabetic the olitia tea was very good for health. He further shared the details of increasing trend of olive production in the state. Director of Olitia Foods Dharampal Garhwal said that this was the world’s first processed olive tea, which had been produced in Rajasthan. Countries like UK, USA and Gulf Countries had shown deep interest
into this product, he said.