BISWANATH CHARIALI, April 28 � A woman entrepreneur, Aparajita Gupta, has hogged the limelight by setting up the largest bought leaf factory of Assam here. She has been able to achieve this with the help of two other entrepreneurs � Jayanta Borah and Raj Kumar Pawar. The factory was set up recently at Shimaluguri near Geruabari here.
The trio has formed a company, JRC Company, for this purpose to market the tea produced in the factory under the brand name, Burhigang Tea. Initially, it aims to produce five lakh kg of tea, which will be increased up to twenty lakh kg every year.
The four units of the factory were inaugurated by Prabin Hazarika, MLA, Biswanath LAC, Pallav Lochan Das, MLA, Behali LAC, Tripurendra Patar, Circle Officer, Biswanath Revenue Circle, and Pradip Kumar Hazarika, Regional Manager, Tezpur, State Bank of India. The dignitaries expressed the hope that the factory would be able to fulfil the aspirations of the small tea growers of the region and contribute to the economy of the district.
A public meeting was also held on the occasion, which was chaired by Satyendra Hazarika, principal, Chariali Boys� HS and MP School. Tea Board of India officials RL Baishya and Dr Imam, social workers Apurba Kuma Das, Shankar P Gupta, Padma Borah, Deepak Das, Small Tea Growers� Association president Dwijen Saikia and others attended the programme conducted by Dr Mrinal Kuma Borah, associate professor, Chhaygaon College.