by NEWSNER , 2021-03-06 10:47:08
Tea production in Arunachal reached 214 million kg per annum, while the demand for tea produced within the state continues to rise within the international market, said Tea Board of India’s (TBI) Itanagar Regional Office Assistant Director Arupjyoti Das.
Das said that the ‘golden needle tea’ produced by the Donyi Polo tea factory has been sold at Rs 75,000 to Rs 80,000 per kg within the auction market, breaking earlier records.
The tea estates under the Siang Tea Industries Ltd here produce sorts of speciality tea, like white tea, green tea, purple tea, yellow tea, holong tea, Darjeeling and orthodox tea.
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Das, who attended a workshop on ‘organic tea cultivation at the Donyi Polo Tea Estate here in East Siang district on Friday, said tea cultivation is making rapid strides within the hilly terrains of Upper Siang and Upper Subansiri, Capitol Hill slopes of the Siang basin, and therefore the plain lands of the Assam-Arunachal boundary.
He said the TBI’s regional office is making all-out efforts to extend tea production within the state.
“TBI is taking over schemes to assist small tea growers to spice up their tea cultivation skill and fixing a mini-factory to process tea leaves,” Das said. He suggested to the tea growers to “maintain team spirit” for the event of their tea gardens and to stay informed and updated about tea marketing.
Das also informed that the TBI is taking over schemes for the tiny tea growers to become self-reliant through tea cultivation.
The workshop was a neighbourhood of the board’s ongoing effort to develop the talents of small tea growers.
Siang Tea Industries director Omak Apang, who supervised the workshop, suggested to the tea farmers to offer attention to farming and entrepreneurship activities for self-employment, instead of getting involved in unions and organizations.
The trained industrialist demanded that the TBI felicitate the tea farmers of the Siang basin in terms of skill training and exposure tours.
About 30 tea growers of the region attended the workshop and gained knowledge to unravel problems and challenges faced in tea cultivation.