163 students of 3rd year B.Sc. (Agri) from Assam Agricultural University (AAU),Jorhat, in two batches visited Teok Tea Estate & the R&D Centre for an educational trip on “sustainable agricultural practices” on 3rd & 6th Dec 2014. The team was accompanied by two Professors, Dr.J.K.Choudhury and Dr.Das.
On both the days, the entire team was welcomed by Mr. Amos Pariat, Manager, Teok Tea Estate. Mr. Arup Borgohain, Sr.Manager Agri-Business gave a short presentation on the overview of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd.; its Tea and Agri-Business vertical. Mr.Kailyan Borah, Manager, R&D gave an overview of the R&D Centre’s roles in Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd.; the supporting services it provides to the Tea (both inorganic and organic) as well as the Agri-Business. Then the teams were taken around the R&D facilities viz.,labs, vermin-compost & vermin-wash production areas, VAM, etc. They were also told about Tea and pruning practices in the field by Amos and black pepper curing & drying process by Arup. They were also shown the tea and pepper nurseries.