Guwahati: Assam is committed to working for the economic and social security of the tea community, including the small tea growers as they constitute a sizeable human resource, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
"The state government is committed to bolstering all round development of the tea community including small tea
growers.The state government is also working to create a conducive atmosphere so that the tea tribe community can work to their optimum potential," Sonowal said while addressing the 20th Annual General Conference of All Assam Small Tea Growers Association in Chabua on Monday.
He lauded the contribution of the small tea growers to the state economy with 50 percent of the total tea production being contributed by them.
The state government will take steps so that the small tea growers get the right price for their produce, he said.
The Chief Minister said the government would give Rs 1 crore for the construction of the ongoing small tea growers association head office at Jorhat.
He said the government would do everything needed for a state-of-the-art museum in Dibrugarh so that the rich
heritage, as well as the unparalleled contribution of the tea tribe, can be preserved and documented.
The Chief Minister also called upon the people to extend their full support to the government and work with it
to wipe out corruption from the system as only then the poorest member of the society would be able to live with respect and dignity.
First Published On : Oct 4, 2016 21:00 IST