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Small tea growers' societies in Udalguri get awards for magement efficiency

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, July 6: In yet another good news for the tea growers in the district, Rwdwmkhang Small Tea Grower Society and Rwdmsha Small Tea Grower Society from Dimakuchi region of the district were among a few who bagged computers as rewards for their operatiol magement efficiency by Centre for Education and Communication, a New Delhi based NGO, as part of their project ‘Sustaible Livelihoods for Small Tea Growers’, supported by the European Union.

The awards comprising a computer and a printer aimed at digitalization of society operations along with one soil alysis kit to help them improve their productivity, were handed over recently to the office bearers of the societies by Pijush Goyari, Senior Project Mager, CERC in the presence of Pronoy Basumatari, president of All Bodoland Small Tea Growers’ Association.

Other 13 societies who performed well to be rewarded are from Sivasagar, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Tinsukia districts of Assam, Ukkoti district of Tripura and Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Around 40 other societies were considered for a soil alysis kit each.

A total of 598 societies from Assam, Aruchal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram and West Bengal were scrutinized by a three-member award committee comprising- PV Ramachandran, retired Chief General Mager of BARD, Dr. Soumen Palit, Faculty IIT Kharagpur and Arati Pandya, independent development sector consultant.

Among the societies who have received the awards are those who have shown a positive frame of mind and capability in setting up their producer companies and running of a micro/macro manufacturing unit for tea processing, fincial magement and marketing.

“These societies reflected a positive frame of mind and capability in setting up their producer companies and moving up the tea value chain,” said J John, executive director, CEC.

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