Assam Tea Gardens

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent and photojournalist based in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.

Guwahati, September 9 :The run-down Assam Tea Corporation Limited is to get a chance for revitalization, after the government committed to assisting it to streamline its operations and pursue its objectives more vigorously.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi chaired a meeting with the company, and other government officials, at his official residence in Khanapara on Tuesday. The Chief Minister promoted the need to revitalise the company to assist the sick tea gardens.

The CM discussed a number of issues linked with the tea company. It was agreed a new strategy be developed for the Corporation.

Mindful of the problems faced by garden workers, Mr. Gogoi said the government will do some things to solve those problems.

“We will do all possible to solve the problems of tea garden labourers and we will jointly formulate a strategy to revive sick tea gardens in the State,” Gogoi said.

Included in the meeting were Environment and Forest and Tea Tribe Welfare minister, Atuwa Munda, Water Resources and Scheduled Caste Welfare minister Basanta Das, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Additional Chief Secretaries R.T. Jindal, and Shyam Lal Mewara and a number of other top officials.

Assam Tea Gardens
Assam Tea Gardens