NAMRUP, June 4 � The Borpatra Tea Estate under the Goodricke Group Limited located on the outskirts of Namrup, which has its administrative office in Kolkata and registered office at Sesa TE, Dibrugarh, has adopted a series of drives to protect environment and conserve the ecosystem within its jurisdiction. The tea estate is making efforts to achieve the optimum goal of creating awareness regarding environmental issues among its employees, workers and local populace.
Signboards against illegal felling of trees, collection of plants, poaching and hunting of animals and birds have been displayed at important places in both Borpatra and D-Ali division along with messages on forestation drive, water conservation, rain water harvesting and proper disposal of various wastes. With such drives, the Borpatra Tea Estate management, headed by Paran Das, manager, has gradually spawned a greener, cleaner and hygienic environment.
As per information available from the management sources, all water discharges from the factory have been channelised through drains and pipes onto chambers and soakpits for filtration before discharge into waterbodies or streams.
Proper design, construction and usage of latrines and septic tanks have already been done. Provisions of soak pits for disposal of wastes have also been provided. A nursery to grow saplings of trees of local species has been created within the tea estate.
Furthermore, the management of the Borpatra Tea Estate has already implemented several measures from time to time to restore a hygienic atmosphere within its jurisdiction by undertaking cleanliness drives and organising various health-related camps like anti-malaria, mosquito repellent camps, deworming camps, TB scanning camp, free eye treatment camps, sterilisation camps, etc. This was stated by Banshidhar Bora, zonal welfare officer, on behalf of the Borpatra TE management.
Jyotirmoy Kakoty, deputy manager, told this correspondent that measures have already been taken for harvesting rainwater. He also said that proper cleanliness measures have been maintained inside and outside the newly-constructed and renovated factory house for quality production of tea.
It may be added that a clean environment has been into place at Borpatra Tea Estate and its D-Ali division. Use of organic manure and identification of no-spraying zones are also outstanding features of the tea estate.
Speaking to this correspondent on the drives, Paran Das, manager, Borpatra Tea Estate said, �The Government as well the environmental agencies should take active measures to motivate the young generation to come forward to save our environment from doom by planting tree saplings.�