State tea growers attend national level meeting
Dimapur, March 20 (EMN): National level annual general meeting cum national seminar on “Sustainable tea cultivation by small tea growers,’ organised by the confederation of Indian small tea association (CISTA) on March 16 and 17 at Hotel Sinclairs Resort, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Three members delegation led by president of Wokha district small tea growers’ association (WDSTGA), R Mhabemo Lotha, and general secretary, H Orenpomo Ngullie, and Khyothungo Shitiri represented the state.
During the state-wise report, H Orenpomo Ngullie shared the grievances faced by state small tea growers and reminded the CISTA and tea board of India about their earlier six points representation which was submitted by Shami Angh, president of All Nagaland Small Tea Growers Association (ANSTGA) in the year 2017.
In a joint statement, R Mhabemo Lotha and H Orenpomo Ngullie stated that CISTA officials have assured giving positive response to active association like Nagaland state. The programme was attended by large delegates from the state having small tea growers association in the country.
The release also stated that selection/ election of new CISTA office bearers was also conducted wherein Bijoy Gopal Chakraborty was re-elected as president for another three years.
Meanwhile, the state delegation expressed gratitude to ANSTGA officials for giving them the opportunity to represent Nagaland at the national level programme. They have also thanked WDSTGA for the financial support to participate in the programme.