Guwahati News Desk: The first “tea museum” of the Northeast will come up at Dibrugarh in Assam. Dibrugarh in Assam, is considered to be the “tea city of India”.
The “tea museum” in Dibrugarh will be opened for public in the first half of 2023. This development was informed by Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (AITDC) chairman Rituparna Barua in Dibrugarh on Tuesday. Baruah said that almost 90 percent of work in the first phase of the project has been completed.
Notably, an amount of Rs 3.14 crore was sanctioned by the North East Council (NEC) and the Assam government for the first phase of the project. The proposal for constructing a tea museum in Dibrugarh was approved by the Assam tourism department in 2016. Work on the ambitious project began in early 2017.
For the second phase of the project, an amount of Rs 40 crore has been approved by the NEC on a priority basis, Baruah said. In the second phase, an auditorium, a model tea garden and a tea factory will be constructed inside the museum complex, which is spread over 2.66 acres of land.
“It was a long-standing demand of the people to set up a tea museum in Dibrugarh which is known as the tea city of India,” Baruah said.
He added: “This will be the first tea museum in the Northeast and we are going to officially open it for the public in the first half of 2023.”
“We expect the museum to be a major tourist attraction for international and domestic tourists and it will further boost Assam’s tea industry. The visitors will be able to relive the history of tea. We all know that the story of tea began from upper Assam and it was started by the British,” Baruah further said.