DIBRUGARH, Feb 11 � An educational programme on �different development schemes of Tea Board for small tea growers of Assam� was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) where small tea growers were taught the improved way of undertaking plantation and technical know-how for maximum yield with financial supporting measures.
Nipun Burman, Assistant Director of Development, Tea Board, Dibrugarh was the resource person for the programme.
The programme started with a briefing on importance of small tea growers in the present economic scenario of Assam by Aditi Smith Gogoi, specialist, Tea Husbandry and Technology. Programme coordinator Dr HK Bhattacharyya of Krishi Vigyan Kendra highlighted the importance of linkage among producer, technology and finance for quality yield.
Burman emphasised on various developmental schemes of Tea Board and new plantation financial assistance to the small tea growers. The modern scientific farming methods of tea cultivation was also discussed by the KVK scientists.
Presidents, secretaries and progressive farmers from all the regional units of small tea growers� association from the district attended the programme.
Bhandreswar Konwar, president and Kalyan Dutta, secretary of Small Tea Growers� Association, Dibrugarh district expressed their gratitude to Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dibrugarh for organising the programme and asked all the representatives of the regional committees of Small Tea Growers� Association to take benefits of KVK and also financial benefits from Tea Board for betterment of quality and maximum produce.