Tea workshops

The Goodricke Group Limited has decided to conduct workshops on tea cultivation for small growers of Jalpaiguri district.

The group that has 27 gardens across the country, 12 of them being in the Dooars, has decided to hold such trainings to ensure that the tealeaves supplied by the small growers to the company are of high quality.

Vivekananda Mondal, who is associated with Goodricke, said the first workshop would be held in the group’s Denguajhar Tea Estate, located on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town, on November 29.

At the workshop, growers would be taught scientific methods of pruning of tealeaves, use of manure and fertilisers.

“We will have officials from the tea board and experts of the group to speak at the workshop which, we feel, will be attended by 100-150 growers,” said Mondal.