Small Tea Grower Societies (STGS)

CEC Business Planning Workshops were conducted by niiti for representatives of Small Tea Grower Societies (STGS) to help them familiarise with Producer Companies, setting up and running of a manufacturing unit for tea processing, financial management and basics of marketing and human resource management. The workshops, six in number, conducted over a period of three months were attended by representatives of 36 STGS based out of the states of Assam, West Bengal and Tripura. A combination of theory lessons followed by a practice session was the delivery mode. Case studies and examples of existing FPOs in India and elsewhere were extensively used to highlight real issues and how different organisations have overcome the issues and challenges.