Ellapara, Kerala. December 15, 2007

In the afternoon of 15th December,07 Small Tea Growers from Assam, West Bengal,TamilNadu and Kerala states marched on a rally at Ellapara, Kerala. STGs have started rally from the community center and marched through the market place and bus stop of Ellapara village wearing T-shirt, cap and banner of their respective societies.

Inaugurating the public meeting and logo of CISTA Honorable Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr.Jairam Ramesh highlighted the important role by Small Tea Growers in Tea industry and declared to support for all round development of Small Tea Growers.

Honorable Minister expressed that the future of Tea industry depends on the future of Small Tea Growers. Establishing a separate Department for Small Tea Growers is planned, he added.

The program was organized by All Kerala Small Tea Growers’ Association and supported by Centre for Education and Communication, New Delhi.