QualiTea and quality of life

[Small Tea Growers - Related News]

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal's inauguration of a training programme for small tea growers on Thursday, which has been christened 'Mission Assam QualiTea' comes at a time when the state has witnessed one of the worst man-made tragedies in recent times. The death toll following consumption of spurious liquor in tea estates in Golaghat and Jorhat has crossed the 150 mark. While many are still undergoing treatment in hospitals, media reports have indicated that many of them would suffer permanent injuries like blindness and weakness of nerves for life. Moreover, a sizeable number of children have been reportedly rendered orphans by the liquor tragedy, all from very poor sections of the society.