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WSSA visits Atoqa tea factory

Nagaland News

Dimapur, January 28: The Western Sumi Sports Association (WSSA) had an education visit to Atoqa tea factory, Nikhehu on January 27, which was part of the various educative activities being planned for the teams by the Association.
The participating team of the sports week from January 24 to 29, comprises of 11 areas under western Sumi Region comprising of 179 villages.
The visit to complex, was hosted and organised by Ato Area Sports Association and Nikhekhu Village Council in collaboration with Atoqa tea factory management.
In the welcome address, Tokato Yepthomi, in-charge of ground operations, thanked WSSA
President, Vikuto Zhimo , officials and teams for the educational tour in the tea production unit and stressed that for growth of any society, being educated and increased awareness, networking, acceptance and learning from each other with humility was the key ingredients of growth.
Simon Phillips Jyrwa, the commercial manager of the factory with past experience in Mac Leod Russel tea company, Assam, introduced various stages of tea making process , which needed high level of professional skills and application. He stressed that the factory was short of fresh tea leafs and encouraged entrepreneurs to take up tea plantations, as the factory was a assured market of the raw materials.
Presently 600 acres of plantation covering 11 villages with 160 small tea growers are carrying out plantations in the tea belt, which was still not adequate to feed the 5 lakh CTC made tea capacity licence issued by Tea Board of India, to Atoqa tea factory. He said that the main focus of the factory management was self sustainable economy in the region and improve quality of life of the underprivileged.
(Page News Service)