DIBRUGARH, April 2 - The foodgrain supply chain problem to many tea gardens came up for huddled discussions here today, with industry associations looking at the government and the government arm, through the local district administration, holding meetings to try to arrive at solutions. The unavailability of transport for carrying foodgrains to several tea gardens has caused some worries to both the administration and the tea managements. However, these are being sorted out, said sources.
Today, members of tea associations like ABITA, ATPA etc., had a meeting with local civil officials, where the tea owners were advised to inform of foodgrain movement to the district administration, so that the civil administration is in the know of developments. The tea associations will now have a nodal person to coordinate with the civil administration for movement of rations to tea workers.
Meanwhile, local associations and voluntary groups like the Milanjyoti Sangha, SEWA Kendra, Marwari Yuva Mancha, Rotary Club etc., today discussed their possible participation in various voluntary work to mitigate the fallout of the COVID-19 disease in the district. The district administration is contemplating involving these groups in activities like sanitization drives, food and medicine deliveries. The voluntary groups assured the administration of their full cooperation in any assistance that may be required in the coming days.