Fixing reasoble prices for tea leaves stressed
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, April 29: In order to fix the price of green tea leaves, a meeting was held at Deputy Commissioner’s conference room on Friday with DC MS Manivann in the chair.
Emphasizing on the need for creating an amicable environment among the tea growers and the owners of tea factories, the meeting called for a joint initiatives so that both parties could avoid any loss in their individual business. The meeting resolved for joint monitoring of manufacturer and producer of the quality of tea leaves besides fixing the reasoble price by submitting the relevant documents.
Speaking at the meeting, Assistant Director of Tea Board, UK Deori, stated that maximum tea leaves gets wasted, during plucking period, as such, maximum alertness should be taken by the tea manufacturers.
The meeting stressed on the need for shared levels of talks amid the factories owners and the small tea growers.
DC Manivann stated that no objection certificate (NOC) is mandatory for a small tea grower cultivating tea over 10 bighas of land. Manivann, even called upon the tea factory owners not to procure any green tea leaves from persons, not having such NOC.
He further stated that the District Administration would take necessary steps against those temporary tea factories, who have defied the prescribed rules and regulations.
Manivann, viewing the instability in the price of green tea leaves, have directed the concerned authorities to make a fixed rate fortnightly.
The meeting was attended among others by Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Anjav Chaliha, Chief Mager of District Industry and Commerce Centre, Rajen Lagachu, Factory Adviser Officer, Prakash Rai, including representatives of various small tea growers’ organizations.