Tea Gardens
Business  /  Published 01.03.21

Assam: poll heat on tea gardens

The decision of poll-bound Assam to increase the daily wage of tea garden workers by Rs 50 a day may have a debilitating effect on the organised industry unless the cost push is tempered by a commensu...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 08.02.21

Tea ‘tarnish plot’ but no names

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told a public rally in Assam that a “conspiracy” had been hatched to  malign the image of Indian tea but did not reveal the identity of the &ldq...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.20

Response lukewarm in Bengal tea gardens

The strike called by the Left trade unions on Thursday against “anti-people” policies of the Narendra Modi government had little impact in the brew belt, raising questions on the effective...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar

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


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