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The Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Assam’s Jorhat district is planning to join hands with Patanjali Ayurved Ltd to collaborate on advanced research on extracting chemical compounds from tea leaves and seeds.

A decision on signing an agreement was taken at a meeting in Guwahati between Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Patanjali Ayurved MD Balkrishna, said a statement on Saturday.

Advanced research will be carried out to extract several chemical compounds from tea leaves and seeds to be used in medicine, cosmetics and wellness products, it said.

The minister said as Assam has a large number of medicinal plants, the collaboration with Patanjali will benefit both sides. Balkrishna said Patanjali will work with the Industries and Commerce Department to promote medicinal plantations in Assam.

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