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Darjeeling Tea
West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.20

Darjeeling: Small tea growers’ woes

More than 350- small tea growers from Darjeeling hills have not been able to market their product as Darjeeling Tea for the past six years even though the annual production of such growers in the rest...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Tea bonus in parts dampens cheer

The Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) on Sunday agreed to pay annual bonus to tea garden workers in two instalments of 15 and 5 per cent, but the announcement failed to bring much cheer in the hills as...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Warning to gardens on Darjeeling Tea dilution

The Tea Board of India has warned that it will start civil and criminal action against those gardens in the Darjeeling hills which process and sell tea leaves from outside and sell them as the world f...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.20

GI tag on Sikkim’s red chilli

“Dalle khursani” or the red cherry pepper chilli, which is grown in Sikkim and considered as one among hottest varieties in the world, has earned a geographical indication (GI) tag from th...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.20

Labelling scan on imported tea

The Tea Board of India has come up with a notification mentioning tea imported into the country should be properly packed and labelled with details related to the brew before it is sold here or export...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.02.20

Plea for curb on fake Darjeeling Tea

The Darjeeling Tea Association has written to the Tea Board of India seeking intervention to enforce its order in 2014 to prevent illegal import of brew made in Nepal.Kaushik Basu, the secretary gener...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.19

A 165-year tradition is sheared in Darjeeling tea gardens

The hand that held two leaves and a bud is trying out a pair of shears in the gardens of Darjeeling — possibly for the first time in 165 years.The steel blades are being wielded to pluck tealeaves t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.18

Hill tea unions brew bonus protests

Tea unions in the Darjeeling hills have sought a 20 per cent bonus and ex-gratia for the three-month statehood strike last year, threatening protests if the demands are not met.The demand by the Joint...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Absenteeism in tea sector hits 50%

Producers of world famous Darjeeling Tea have said workers’ absenteeism hit as high as 50 per cent in the past one year— a matter of concern for one of the biggest brands in India. Multiple factor...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.19

Tea bonus installment to be paid by Dec 22

The Darjeeling Tea industry has agreed to pay by December 22 the remaining 8 per cent of the 20 per cent bonus it had agreed to last month.“It has been agreed that the remaining bonus will be disbur...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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