WDSTGA represents Nagaland at seminar on sustainable tea

Wokha, March 20 (MExN): National level annual general meeting cum national seminar on “Sustainable Tea Cultivation by Small Tea Growers’ was organized by Confederation of Indian Small Tea Association (CISTA) from March 16 – 17 at Hotel Sinclairs Resort, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Three member delegation led by R Mhabemo Lotha, President; H Orenpomo Ngullie, General Secretary and Khyothungo Shitiri from Wokha District Small Tea Grower’s Association (WDSTGA) represented Nagaland.
During the state wise report, Orenpomo shared the grievances faced by the state’s small tea growers and reminded the CISTA and Tea Board of India about their earlier 6 (six) point representation which was submitted by Shami Angh, President All Nagaland Small Tea Growers Association (ANSTGA) in the year 2017.

The CISTA official assured the delegation that positive response will be given to active associations like Nagaland state. The programme was attended by large delegates from states having small tea growers association in the country. Selection/Election of new CISTA office bearers were also conducted during the meet where Bijoy Gopal Chakraborty was re-elected as President for another three years (2019 – 2021), a press release from WDSTGA stated.

The delegation expressed gratitude to ANSTGA officials for the opportunity given to represent Nagaland state in the national level programme, and further acknowledged the WDSTGA for extending financial support to participate in the programme.