Just a year ahead of the assembly polls, Chief minister Tarun Gogoi seems to have targeted the small tea growers when he presented the state budget for 2015-16 on the floor of the House on Tuesday.
Gooi has proposed to amend the welfare policy for these tea growers apart from promising funds to self-help groups of small tea growers to set up small tea factories. Small cold storage units for storing green leaf during the peak cropping season is another proposal that would bring the small tea grower a succour.
The state has over 80,000 small tea growers who produce about 30 per cent of the state’s tea.
1 Dec 2015 - 7:28pm | Hantigiri Narzary
SSB 16th Battalion seized a tractor loaded with 69 piece of gamari logs from Balajhar area near Janata bazar, bordering Bhutan, in Chirang district on Tuesday. The seized logs is stated to...
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Eminent art critic and cultural activist Shanta Serbjeet Singh will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club on April 23 at 2.30 pm.
The elected Chairperson of...
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