Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday claimed that the condition government is gearing up to enhance social protection community of tea backyard populace and options are afoot to slowly choose around the present overall health and academic establishments of the tea estates to guarantee holistic enhancement of the tea yard inhabitants.
Launching Assam Tea Industries Unique Incentive Scheme (ATISIS), 2020 in a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff Higher education in Guwahati, the Assam chief minister said that the scheme is introduced to give a renewed press to generation of orthodox tea to establish a harmony amongst orthodox and CTC (crush, tear, curl) tea output.
“The new plan will also help the tea gardens to defeat the current stressed condition. ATISIS is aimed at boosting production of orthodox or speciality tea in the point out by extending incentives to the tea gardens,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam Main Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the ATISIS plan is introduced to give a renewed drive to creation of orthodox tea. (Image: Hemanta Kumar Nath)
Under the scheme the government will provide curiosity subvention of 3 per cent on doing the job capital mortgage for each annum, matter to a maximum of Rs 20 lakh. This is apart from orthodox or specialty tea output subsidy of Rs 7 for each kg, 25 per cent subsidy for orthodox and specialty tea device for plant and equipment, subject to optimum of Rs 30 lakh, and agricultural cash flow tax getaway for a few many years.
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Tea manufacturing models, manufacturing both orthodox tea or specialty tea, will be eligible for the scheme. It will be relevant only to the units located in Assam and will be relevant for a interval of three yrs.
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The Assam main minister also stated that the state governing administration designs to convey in reform to maximize use of land resources available in the tea gardens.
“The point out governing administration is working to present faucet drinking water connection in every single tea backyard household underneath Jal Jeevan Mission by December 2024. The federal government programs to provide fuel pipeline connection in each and every tea back garden household of upper Assam districts like Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar by way of the gasoline grid of Assam Gas Organization,” Himanta Biswa Sarma reported.
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The Assam chief minister also spoke about the have to have for substantial marketing of Assam Tea at intercontinental level.
The occasion was attended by Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Finance Minister Ajanta Neog, MLA and Political Secretary to the CM Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chairman of Tea Board Prabhat Bezbaruah, Chairman of Indian Tea Association Vivek Goenka, and Common Manager of SBI SLBC Suranjana Dutta.
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