Tea Industry
West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Assam tea pay hike brews Bengal ripples

A notification from Assam’s labour welfare department on the interim hike of Rs 50 in the daily wage of tea workers in the BJP-ruled state prompted the saffron camp in north Bengal to point out ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.21

Small tea sector outperforms tea estates

 The annual tea production in the small tea sector surpassed the contribution of tea estates in the pandemic year 2020, recent data released by the Tea Board has revealed. The data, with compreh...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.21

Tea sector hails cash for health

The tea industry in north Bengal said announcements in the Union budget would help workers at large but rued that the cess on petroleum products would push up the manufacturing cost.  “It ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.21

Two unions cloud BJP prospects in tea belt

Existence of two trade unions in the tea garden belt of north Bengal, one floated by a BJP MP and the other belonging to the party’s ideological parent, RSS, might harm the party’s poll pr...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.21

Union minister scan on tea and tourism sectors

Prahlad Singh Patel, the Union minister of state for tourism and culture, reached here and went to the Darjeeling hills on Friday on a three-day visit aimed at reaching out to stakeholders of tea and ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


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


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