Tea Industry
West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.22

Tea belt feels pinch of CM’s coal fiat

The tea industry in north Bengal is worried over the halt in the supply of coal from the Northeast after orders from chief minister Mamata Banerjee that trucks with “illegal” coal consignm...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.22

Tea garden reopens after 7 years

Madhu tea estate in the Kalchini block of Alipurduar district reopened on Wednesday after seven years. The garden had been shut on September 23, 2014, following disagreement between workers and the m...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

States  /  Published 13.04.22

Sikkim tea fetches Rs 7,500 a kilo

The first flush of tea leaves from the Temi Tea Garden, South Sikkim, has fetched Rs 7,500 per kilo in the open bid online sale of the current cropping season. This price for the first flush of Temi ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

People  /  Published 08.03.22

My advice to women is the mantra of time management: Nayantara Palchoudhuri

What is your message or advice to younger women who look up to you as a role model?  I had to work hard and set goals for myself, which I achieved. I would like more women to come forward so I c...
By Somini Sen Dua

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.22

Stakeholders flag Nepal tea import ‘ills’

Stakeholders of the Indian tea industry have sought suitable steps from the Narendra Modi government to check the “unbridled import” of Nepal tea, which they said was affecting the oversea...
By Avijit Sinha and Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri/Darjeeling


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 27.02.22

Tea sector sweats over Ukraine crisis

Stakeholders of the tea industry have expressed concern over the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the impact on the export of Indian teas if the situation continues. “Russia is t...
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 19.12.21

Centre fillip for small tea growers

The Centre will spend nearly Rs 1,000 crore for the Indian tea industry with focus on the small tea sector that contributes close to 50 per cent of the total tea produced in the country, a source in t...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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


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