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Tea Industry
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 07.10.21

GTA dithers on use of funds for tea hands

A sum of more than Rs 2 crore is lying in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration’s kitty but the hill body is hard-pressed to decide on its utilisation as different opinions have cropped up o...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.21

Bengal advice on tea bonus impasse

The state government intervened on the deadlock over bonus between hill tea planters and workers’ unions on Tuesday, advising planters to give the bonus in two instalments in October. In the th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.21

Beloved Bada Saab can’t retire and leave Bengal

Sixty-nine-year-old Mathew Philips wants to go to his home in Kerala and look after his rubber plantations. But there is a small hitch.  Residents of Newlands tea estate in the Dooars are not r...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.21

Celebrations’ bitter brew in Bengal

A directive issued by the Tea Board of India to to the tea industry of the country to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” or seventy-five years of Indian Independence has drawn flak from v...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

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West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.21

Hill tea bonus talks fail again

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed for the second time on Wednesday. Although hill planters agreed to pay bonus at the rate of 20 ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Business  /  Published 20.09.21

Tatas: row over Nepal tea

The Tatas have been dragged into a snowballing controversy over an unchecked flood of Nepal tea imports into the country. The Rs 7,287-crore Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL, formerly Tata Tea) has b...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Tea bonus talks in hills fail over pay in parts

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed on Wednesday, with industry principals insisting on payment in instalments, a proposition tea un...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.21

Tea transport by train mooted

A delegation of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) held a meeting with representatives of the tea industry here on Monday and proposed that tea from north Bengal and the Northeast could be exported ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Business  /  Published 21.08.21

McLeod case before NCLAT

Aditya Khaitan, promoter of McLeod Russel India, has challenged the National Company Law Tribunal’s order to start insolvency proceedings against the country’s largest bulk tea producer. ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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