Tea Association Of India
West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.22

Tea export dips in 2021 also

Export of tea from India dipped for the second consecutive year in 2021 because of Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown and the stakeholders’ expectation of a rise in the sale of the brew in the ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 13.03.22

War takes toll on tea exports

India stares at a sharp decline in tea export because of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Ajay Jalan, president of the Tea Association of India (TAI), on Saturday said that the Russian invasion of Ukr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.22

Planters’ proposal on minimum pay sought

The Bengal labour department has asked tea planters to submit a proposal of the minimum wage that they can offer to over three lakh workers in the sector. The instruction was given at a meeting of th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.22

Coal blow to tea

A halt in the movement of trucks carrying coal from the Northeast to the tea states of north Bengal has left tea companies worried as production of the brew is set to resume from the middle of this mo...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Double jab must for tea workers

Three associations of tea planters in the Dooars, which has the highest concentration of tea estates in the north, have ordered all their member gardens to ban workers who have not received both doses...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar


West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Tea industry nudges Centre on coal crisis

Representatives of tea planters in north Bengal and Assam have sought the immediate intervention of the Narendra Modi government to address the shortage in coal supply at the tea estates and the rise ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.21

Tea Act tweak triggers fear of oversupply

A recent move by the Union commerce and industry ministry to amend a 68-year-old central act that used to restrict tea cultivation without clearances has caused many in the brew belt to believe that i...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.21

Garden wage looted from staff at gunpoint

A group of armed burglars held three employees of a tea estate at gunpoint on the outskirts of Siliguri on Thursday afternoon and decamped with around Rs 26 lakh that was to be disbursed as wages amon...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.21

Tea sector hails cash for health

The tea industry in north Bengal said announcements in the Union budget would help workers at large but rued that the cess on petroleum products would push up the manufacturing cost.  “It ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Tea prices reap lockdown blessing in disguise

Tea prices soared in 2020, fuelled by supply constraints linked to the pandemic-induced lockdown. Unlike previous years when tea prices stayed more or less stagnant, rates soared particularly from Ju...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


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