Tea Gardens
West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Quarantine centres for migrants in Bengal tea gardens

Migrant workers reaching their homes in tea estates of Bengal would not be allowed to stay in home quarantine but kept in quarantine centres in each tea garden.The decision was taken at a meeting conv...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.20

Planters rue lack of enough workers

Assam and Bengal, India’s two leading tea producing states, are poised to choose different paths in the battle to come out of the extended lockdown which has crippled production and threatened livel...
By in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 29.03.20

Corona crisis: gardens in alert mode

With loudspeakers in their hands, the garden managers in Assam are visiting labour lines, announcing the dos and don’ts to workers on tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic.Though there has been no...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 16.03.20

Coronavirus directives for Assam tea workers

The Assam labour department has issued directives to the tea industry to discourage people travelling to other states from the tea gardens.These have been issued by the government on Monday regarding ...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 03.03.19

Hariya pill to wean away sulai addicts

A section of doctors treating victims of the hooch tragedy in Assam feel that the moderate use of legally permissible drinks such as hariya could help wean away habitual tea garden drinkers from spuri...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat

North East  /  Published 01.03.19

All-party team demands action against traders

An all-party delegation of the Assembly, led by Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, on Friday visited the areas affected by the hooch tragedy and took stock of the follow-up action taken by the government ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.01.20

Standards set for jumbo-friendly tea

The US-based Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the University of Montana have developed new science-backed standards to serve as a road map for tea growers concerned about the impact of their o...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

India  /  Published 11.02.20

Plucking starts on Feb 17

The sight of deft fingers plucking tea with a sharp eye will be back in action from February 17 in the Northeast’s tea gardens.The Tea Board of India said in its order on Tuesday that the starting d...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 24.02.19

ACMS to shut down liquor shops

The Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), in association with its women’s wing, will take steps to close all liquor shops, including legal ones, in tea gardens across the state from Monday. “On Monday...
By Manoj Ojha and Rishu Kalantri in

Business  /  Published 19.04.19

McLeod sells 2 gardens

Debt-laden McLeod Russel’s selling spree continues.After exiting fully from Rwanda earlier this week, the Khaitans have struck a deal with Luxmi Tea Group to dispose of two gardens in Assam.The agre...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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