In view of the ongoing nationwide lockdown, an emergent meeting was held at the conference hall of deputy commissioner’s office in Assam’s Udalguri on Friday.
With Prakash Ranjan Gharphaliya, deputy commissioner of Udalguri district in the chair the meeting was attended by Rihon Daimari, PHE minister now in charge of Udalguri and Baksa district for monitoring the overall coronavirus pandemic situation; Amarjyoti Barman, additional deputy commissioner; Ripul Das, superintendent of police of Udalguri district; senior managers of tea estates; representatives of Assam Tea Association, Assam Chah-Mazdoor Sangathan (ACMS); representatives of AASAA and ATTSA.
Rihon Daimari took stock of the overall situation and discussed the issue of reopening of tea estate under the given guidelines of the government.
After a threadbare discussion, it was resolved that the tea estates of Udalguri district would resume normal functioning under the norms like social distancing and the concerned tea estates would keep round the clock relation and contact with the district administration to face any form of calamities.
Meanwhile, a member of the ACMS informed that the organization had no complaints for normal functioning in the tea estates but was confused over the exact date of resuming the tea leaves plucking by the labourers which was not made clear in the meeting.