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Two small tea growers from Assam awarded by Aspee Agricultural Research and Development Foundation

Two small tea growers from Assam awarded by Aspee Agricultural Research and Development Foundation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 March 2019 2:19 AM GMT

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GUWAHATI: Aspee Agricultural Research and Development Foundation, Mumbai has been presenting three awards every year to outstanding Indian farmers in different fields such as Horticulture, Rainfed Farming and Woman Farmer Categories since last 22 years in memory of founder of ASPEE group Late LM Patel the largest manufactures of Plant Protection Appliances. For the first time this year, two small tea growers from Assam were awarded nationally, Bhabendra Mohan Borgohain from Dibrugarh and Rajesh Kumar Dutta from Sivsagar.

The Award was presented on March 22, 2019 at an impressive ceremony in Mumbai by Suresh Srinivasan the Enthusiasm Specialist and an ardent inspirational and motivational speaker and Dr AR Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Junagadh Agricultural University along with Sarad L Patel and Kiran L Patel both Directors of Aspee Group of Companies. The award held a citation, cheaque of Rs one lakh and a trophy.

Bhabendra Mohan Borgohain from Dhemachi village, Demow, Dibrugarh District started tea cultivation before graduation in 2002 on a three hectre land of his family. He produces 800 to 2000 Kg of certified Organic Tea (green and white) in his small factory besides his residence where smaller machines have been made for various operations of tea manufacture.

Rajesh Kumar Dutta from Nomati Nowholia village from Sivsagar District started tea cultivation on 23 Bighas in the year 1996 and grew about 42000 to 47000 Kg of quality tea leaves. He also involved his friends in the venture who are also successful in tea cultivation in the area which is border of Nagaland.

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