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Guwahati, December 8: Breaking the tradition, for the first time in the nearly-200-year-old history of commercial tea cultivation in Assam, a woman from Nazira has joined as a garden manager.
43-year-old Manju Baruah is currently serving as garden manager for Apeejay Tea’s Hilika Tea Estate at Doomdooma in Tinsukia. She joined the Apeejay group as a trainee welfare officer. She joined Hilika Tea Estate and was promoted to garden manager in August this year.
“Woman at the top is certainly a disruption of traditional management structures in tea gardens but it is a positive and much-needed disruption. Female workers outnumber males in the labour-intensive tea industry and so it is good to have a woman at the top sometimes,” she said, as quoted in The Assam Tribune.
Source - https://www.time8.in/breaking-tradition-assam-woman-joins-as-tea-garden-manager/?fbclid=IwAR27Ojx_X3gpKUI2M2VhyY0-nrBxdo81kvVBXyeDztEeyQKBEkcWaz91RyI
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