FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 8: The governing body meeting of Aruchal Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association (APSTGA) was held at a city based hotel recently. Speaking on the occasion, minister for Women and Child Development, Law and Justice etc, Wanglin Lowangdong said necessary help from the state as well as central government was needed to eradicate the obstacles and lacu in the growth of tea plantation in the state, a press release informed here today. Though the state has huge potential by ture but due to unorganized adaptation of plantations, the actual quantum of growth is not achieved. Had there been adoption of organized methods, the yield would have been much more besides the high-quality product, he said. Lowangdong said the share of revenue of tea could be next to hydro power, but our state has never given any serious thought. During the meeting, the members discussed various issues including the Chief Minister's Mission Mode Programme for Small Tea Growers, promotion of organic tea etc, the release added.