Q|A Prabhat Bezboruah

India’s traditional tea plantation model is under regulatory scrutiny. The union government re
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10 responses to “Q|A Prabhat Bezboruah”

  1. A good and very enthusiastic discussion with reality. Almost all the ansers also fit for neighouring coutries tea industry. It may be that the Honble Chairman is a planter. Thanks a lot for such a good and fruitful discussion. : M. A. Awal. Tea Planter and ex-Managing Director, National Tea Co. Ltd., Bangladesh.

  2. Mr Bezboruah’s candid interview and his comments laudable but Tea Board as regulator wd stringent rules in auction centres should stay for strict financial discipline that still exists and that is why we find smooth running of auctions every week since ever it was introduced by the British . To me , producers will be hugely benefiitted when instead of free offering of samples to buyers in auctons , they demand a part of the value of the tea in return bcoz by way of offering free samples ,actually crores of rupees are wasted n frankly speakjng buyers in auctions who are agents on behalf of actual buyers are not losers as bcoz if they are asked to buy samples before auctions, costs can be recovered from end clients. In the name of free samples , actually many of the buyers are benefiited commercially without going into detail . Even GTAC sells left over free sample teas n showed to the world that even free sample has commercial value . Also there are multiple examples where one can show ( if challenged by GTAC ) corrupt practices by auction organiser like GTAC ( guwahati) apply corrupt methods to favour a section of strong lobby in matters of free entitlement of samples and in matters of compilation of buyers purchase quantity ( wd outside interference) every year which is done with a pre planned motive . Without Tea Board as regulator its practically an impossible task to bring them to book. Court is the last resort . Its high time Tea Board takes some stringent measures ahainst such auction organiser , but i doubt very much though its well defined in Tea Board order .

  3. Excellent interview! Mr Bezboruah’s laudable comments both as practical planter and efficiant administrator are realy noteworthy. Congratulations to both Mr.Anantharaman and Mr. P. Bezboruah.

  4. Congratulations Aravinda on that outstanding interview. Your insightful questions brought the best out of Mr. Bezboruagh resulting valuable information for the readers, marketing people and the governments. Such interactions are important for the well-being of the tea industry, of which I had been a part for nearly four decades as a planter from south India.
    Thanks and best wishes to both of you.

  5. Very well articulated message on behalf of the plantations. The initiatives to improve labour productivity is an area for consideration. Mechanical harvesting and processing quality all areas that need more focus. The board should endeavour to improve efficiency of the estate operations significantly to improve margins. Investment in capital by the companies and replanting the old tea etc are strategies for consideration by the tea board to keep the industry viable.

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