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TEA PLANTATION NEWS

Tea Board warns against adulterated tea; experts share tips to ensure it is authentic

February 15, 2022 6:25 pm

Value of tea depends mainly on the quality of leaves used. "You can determine the quality of tea when you buy by the look, smell and feel of it," said Sakina Diwan, dietician, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

Growers body CCPA urges commerce minister not to reduce import duty on tea

August 12, 2020 4:03 pm

According to Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA), reduction in import duty, now 100 per cent, will pave the way for cheap tea to flood the market which will have disastrous effect on prices.

Small tea growers' produced 685.08 million kg in 2019

February 03, 2020 5:23 pm

Small tea growers (STGs) have also sought a dedicated fund from the Commerce ministry for helping the promotion of exports of the produce.

Meet Diganta Barman, the man who designed machine to process 2 kg tea at Rs 50 per day

July 16, 2019 8:55 pm

The machine, aimed at benefiting small tea growers, has space for handrolling the dried tea leaves, packing them into plastic bags and sealing them off, all within a space of 3 ft x 8 ft.

Kerala's Munnar may once again see toy trains chugging through tea plantations

June 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Bringing back the railway system to Munnar is one of the tourist department's most high-profile projects and extremely important to minister Kadakampally Surendran, a top tourism official said.

Plantations in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur: A tea that’s not on the menu of any political party

May 18, 2019 5:14 pm

No subsidy, poor marketing and no separate policy to promote it is slowly killing Kangra Tea industry.

Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labour abuse expose

March 27, 2019 10:30 am

Several labourers complained that their estates only abided by the certifiers' ethical standards during audits but they were afraid of reprisals if they revealed this to auditors.

Assam to give financial assistance to pregnant tea garden workers: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

June 30, 2018 11:51 pm

Stating that lack of proper educational infrastructure at the tea gardens affects academic interests of the tea tribes' students, CM Sonowal asked the Secondary Education department to take up speedy measures for setting up one hundred high schools in the tea gardens.

Tea garden deaths on the rise in World Bank-funded plantations, claim local NGOs

May 04, 2018 11:10 am

Nine years after the World Bank invested in the Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited-run tea gardens in Assam, two local bodies PAJHRA and PAD call them out on their neglect in an official complaint.

From the lab: The full cup

November 01, 2015 3:28 am

Tea plantation is a labour-intensive activity, but of late, there has been a shortage of labour across tea estates.

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Death, hunger stalk tea-estate workers in Bundapani

October 02, 2014 10:06 am

Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.

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