The tea industry in Assam gingerly opens today with 50% manpower and with focus on maintenance and of the tea bushes and the production is not expected at least or next week.
The state government has asked all the Deputy Commissioners to take the individual call and accordingly each of the districts has met with the tea growers.
In almost all the districts the decision is for a gradual resumption of the biggest industry of the state as none of the tea districts except Golaghat has reported any corona affected people. Not a single person from the tea community has been affected or quarantined.
However, the first week starting from today will be basically for the maintenance of the tea bushes as it has grown taller and faced many health issues of the bushes. The tea industry also decided to work with 50% of staff considering the social distancing.