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Meghalaya agriculture minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh launched a mobile app for the tea sector in the State on Thursday.

The mobile app is christened the ‘Chai Sahyog’.

Chai Sahyog app is developed by the Tea Board India for tea stakeholders, which will bring traceability of green leaf, besides circulating advisories and weather forecast, according to reports.

The app will facilitate digitization of green leaf transactions and the tea farmers will get real time information related to training, notifications, awareness programmes and other programmes.

The app will enable tea farmers to upload quantity and price details of their teas, and also get information on minimum benchmark price which will be uploaded every month.

The Tea Board has carried out enumeration of small tea growers in Meghalaya and issued QR (Quick Response) code cards to the tea farmers.

The cards can be scanned in the mobile app by small tea growers for accessing to various functionalities of the app.

Executive director, Tea Board, North East Zonal Office, Guwahati, Sanjio Kumar was also present on the occasion.

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