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GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has written to the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman to take steps for appointing a regular chairman of the Tea Board of India for ensuring long-term success and competitive viability of the Indian tea industry, with specific attention to the welfare of workers, growers, packers and consumer needs.

An official press release stated here this evening that in a letter to Sitharaman today, Chief Minister Gogoi said in order to look after the long-term interests of the tea industry, appointing a regular chairman of the Tea Board has now become sine qua non. He also sought the intervention of the Union Minister for filling up of a post of an executive director of the Tea Board in Assam, which is lying vacant for the last two years.

Referring to the reported move to shift the office of the Tea Board Executive Director from Jorhat to Guwahati, he described the move as a retrogressive one, as Jorhat is the hub of tea producing belt of Assam. Moreover, the move would likely to harm the interests of a large number of entrepreneurs, as they would be deprived of the services of the Tea Board, Gogoi said.

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Gogoi seeks intervention of Centre

GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has written to the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman to take steps for appointing a regular chairman of the Tea Board of India for ensuring long-term success and competitive viability of the Indian tea industry, with specific attention to the welfare of workers, growers, packers and consumer needs.

An official press release stated here this evening that in a letter to Sitharaman today, Chief Minister Gogoi said in order to look after the long-term interests of the tea industry, appointing a regular chairman of the Tea Board has now become sine qua non. He also sought the intervention of the Union Minister for filling up of a post of an executive director of the Tea Board in Assam, which is lying vacant for the last two years.

Referring to the reported move to shift the office of the Tea Board Executive Director from Jorhat to Guwahati, he described the move as a retrogressive one, as Jorhat is the hub of tea producing belt of Assam. Moreover, the move would likely to harm the interests of a large number of entrepreneurs, as they would be deprived of the services of the Tea Board, Gogoi said.