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Tea Industry
North East  /  Published 13.07.20

Twin blows bring tea to knees: Industry

The Tea Association of India has said coronavirus pandemic and floods have brought the “tea industry to its knees”. According to P.K. Bhattacharjee, TAI secretary general, the industry is...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.02.19

ITA chief bats for ‘disruption’ of the tea industry

The tea industry needs “disruption” or else it will not be able to survive, Indian Tea Association chairman Vivek Goenka said at the inauguration of the two-day Tocklai Tea Conference here on Frid...
By Roopak Goswami in Jorhat

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

North East  /  Published 17.07.19

Assam floods hit industry and communication

The first wave of floods has added to the woes of the Assam tea industry, which is already passing through an extremely bleak phase.A statement issued by the Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (Abita...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 04.04.20

Tea industry exempted from leash

The Union home ministry has issued guidelines exempting the tea industry, including plantations with maximum of 50 per cent workers, from lockdown restrictions.This was issued as a fourth addendum to ...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 11.05.20

Sarbananda Sonowal: Will ask PM on tea

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reopening of markets in western part of the country where tea is sent from Assam and is now und...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.03.20

Tocklai aid to tea industry

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute will help the industry through a package of practices to be followed for recovery after prolonged closure.The 21-day lockout announced on Tuesday to contain the spre...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

Business  /  Published 01.06.19

BM Khaitan passes away

Brij Mohan Khaitan, who rose from a dingy lane of Burra Bazar in Calcutta to become the Burra Sahib of the Indian tea industry, is no more.Briju babu, as he was fondly called in business circles, died...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 17.02.19

Worry over soaring tea yield costs

The Indian Tea Association’s (ITA) Surma Valley branch has expressed concern over the increase of production cost of tea up to 40 per cent, not commensurate with the rate of tea in market, in the pa...
By Our correspondent in Hailakandi

North East  /  Published 26.02.20

Tea industry appeals for relief from agri tax

The Assam tea industry has asked the state government to exempt it from paying agricultural income tax for three years.Different tea associations in pre-budget memorandums said agricultural income con...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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