Guwahati: To boost the tea production in Assam, the state government will be setting up a Tea Park at Chayygaon in the Kamrup district of the state.
However, this tea park will also help to improve the quality of its tea production.
Districtsaid that the government will connect rail and port connectivity with this Tea park.
He also informed that cargo and warehouse and other facilities like tea grinding, blending, packaging and other utility services will be set up under one roof.
Inaugurating the Vanijya Utsav, Industries, Commerce and Public Enterprise Minister Patowary said that the tea industry was facing lot of challenges and needed improvement in the quality of its tea production to survive and sustain in the ever-competitive international market. He appreciated the young entrepreneurs for their efforts in value addition of tea with ginger, jasmine, and bhoot jolokia.
Taking note of tea garden companies using garden lands for plantation of segun and agar or selling off the tea estates, the minister stated that tea garden owners could not sell off their estates as the leased land still belonged to the Assam Government and instead asked them to focus on innovation and branding of Assam Tea.
Minister also urged to tea garden workers to give focus on the innovation and branding of Assam Tea.
The Minister also appreciated the young entrepreneurs for their efforts in the value addition of tea with ginger, jasmine, and hoot Jolokia etc.
Member of Rajya Sabha Kamakhya Prasad Tasa mentioned that tea, the official state drink of Assam, is going to complete 200 years of its existence in 2023.