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Assam Company unveils new technologies to provide fillip to tea industry

The company said it has begun a seven-day workshop with a consortium of experts from around the world in a bid to study the fields and creating a tech-supported architectural plan to completely reimagine the future of tea farming.

, ET Bureau|
Oct 18, 2019, 04.58 PM IST
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The new technology will not only impact the lives of 26,000 farmers at our estates, but the entire workforce employed in the tea sector across the country, the company said.
GUWAHATI: Assam Company India Limited, operating under the leadership of Abu Dhabi-based BRS Ventures, unveiled new technologies with the aim to provide fillip to the tea industry.

The company in a statement said that it has begun a seven-day workshop with a consortium of experts from around the world in partnership with Smart Farms Inc in a bid to study the fields and creating a tech-supported architectural plan to completely reimagine the future of tea farming.

"The company will further invest in this solution and run a pilot starting early next year. After successful completion of the pilot, the same will be offered to other tea estates in the country, which will not require any capital investment from them," the statement further said.

BRS ventures chairman BR Shetty said that the new technologies will bring about remarkable change in the tea industry.

”Our aim is to bring technology and innovation at the forefront of the tea industry. This will not only impact the lives of 26,000 farmers at our estates, but the entire workforce employed in the tea sector across the country and bring back the glory of the Indian tea business. Focused on enhancing the lives of the farmers, and upgrading the production facilities by optimizing efficiencies, we are positive that the Indian tea industry will see a remarkable change in the days to come,” he said.

Talking about the workshop, Smart Farm’s Natraj Balasubramanian said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Assam Company India Limited and reinvigorate the oldest tea company in the world. Smart Farms has been involved in similar projects around the Asian region where we have witnessed the impact of technology in uplifting the lives of the workers and simultaneously, maximising production efficiencies. We are positive that our solution will be able to revive the estate and help it reach its goal of bettering lives and producing world-class tea.”
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