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Sri Lanka plans tea hub, imports from India, China


May 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea exporters are lobbying for liberalized imports to expand the industry and make it into a tea hub by blending high quality tea from ... Read more...

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Camellia Plc ‘very interested’ in acquiring Assam tea gardens


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) UK-based Camellia Plc, which owns a 74 percent stake in tea major Goodricke Group, Wednesday said it was 'very interested' in buying out tea gardens in ... Read more...

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India eyes doubling tea exports to Pakistan: ITA


April 10th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) India is looking at doubling its tea export to Pakistan in the next three years, Indian Tea Association (ITA) said Tuesday."We are looking at increasing the ... Read more...

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Indian tea makers fear lacklustre exports


March 28th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Indian tea exporters see little chance of a rise in the export of the brew in 2012 compared to last year, with the continuing Iran payment ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka struggles to reduce $1 bn dollar deficit


March 27th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's external trade in 2012 has begun with a nearly $1 billion trade deficit due to a mixed performance with subdued exports and high imports, ... Read more...

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Tea exporters turn to Russia following Iran crisis


February 8th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian tea exporters are trying to increase exports to Russia as a balancing act following the country's declining export trend mainly due to the Iran payment ... Read more...

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Separate authority to boost tea production in India


December 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kailashahar (Tripura), Dec 15 (IANS) The government would soon constitute a separate directorate under the Tea Board to boost tea production by small growers in India, Confederation of Indian Small ... Read more...

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Gulf turmoil hit Indian tea exports


November 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Political turmoil in the Middle East and confusion over the mode of payment for imports by Iran have taken a toll on India's tea exports, which ... Read more...

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MFN status will spur Indian tea exports to Pakistan


October 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 25 (IANS) Reeling under the onslaught of fierce competition from Kenya and Sri Lanka, Indian tea planters are waiting for Pakistan to grant most favoured nation ... Read more...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continues tea export ban


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Mar.22 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), a regional outfit in West Bengal, has said it will continue its call for a ban on the export of Darjeeling Tea till the ... Read more...

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Ban on exports of tea leaves to impact tea industry in Darjeeling


February 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling/Siliguri, Feb 27 (ANI): The announcement of a ban on the exports of tea leaves by the regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in West Bengal will hit the world famous tea industry ... Read more...

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India strives to revive tea exports to Egypt


September 13th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 13 (IANS) Indian tea, which was the flavour of Egyptians till the nineties, is striving to win back its share of the lucrative market through aggressive ... Read more...

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Indian Tea Board trying to open up more African markets


July 26th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 26 (IANS) Having helped promote Indian teas in North Africa with Egypt as a major market, the Tea Board of India is now looking at heading south of ... Read more...

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Jay Shree Tea eyes gardens in Kenya, Uganda


June 29th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Jay Shree Tea and Industries, a BK Birla Group company, is planning to acquire gardens in African countries like Kenya and Uganda, a top official said here Monday. "We ... Read more...

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Assam tea industry battles slowdown


March 7th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Apem Guwahati, Mar 7 (ANI): Unfavorable weather conditions for tea plantations coupled with global slowdown have badly affected tea exports of Assam. Statistics say that India, the second-largest tea producer in ... Read more...

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Government to give 50 per cent assistance to tea garden owners


February 24th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Government is planning to give 50 per cent assistance to tea garden owners to accelerate their performance in the international market. Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tea: now savour the flavour of Gorkhaland


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The best-known teas of India are acquiring a political flavour. When aficionados of tea from the gardens of Makaibari, Castleton or Orange Vallee sip their morning cuppa after ... Read more...

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India upbeat about tea exports this fiscal


November 19th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Even in a worsening economic scenario, India is expected to export over 200 million kg tea this fiscal, up from last year's 179 million kg, a union minister ... Read more...

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India tea exports rise, prices firm up at auctions


September 29th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 29 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite competition from several countries producing cheap ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to hike tea output marginally


September 1st, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) One of the highest tea producers and exporters in the world, Sri Lanka plans to marginally increase its production to 320 million kg this year, an official from ... Read more...

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West Bengal tea garden workers get wage hike


August 23rd, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tea garden workers in West Bengal will get a daily wage hike of Rs.13.10 in phases that would take their present daily wage to Rs.67 in 2010-11. The ... Read more...

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Tea gardens strike in West Bengal deferred


August 18th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The indefinite tea gardens strike in West Bengal called by Coordination Committee of Plantation Workers (CCPW) for wage related issues, which was scheduled to start Monday, has been ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tea workers on strike over wage increase


August 12th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Aug 12 (ANI): Thousands of tea plantation workers in Darjeeling went on strike on Monday demanding higher wages. They have threatened to step up their protests, which could endanger the ... Read more...

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Tea garden workers on strike over money


August 11th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Tea garden workers in West Bengal went on a strike Monday demanding a hike of Rs.42 in their daily wages. The strike was called by the Coordination Committee ... Read more...

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Darjeeling shutdown to hit tea export


June 18th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Darjeeling, June 18 (IANS) India's most famous commodity export, Darjeeling tea, is being hit hard by the shutdown in the Himalayan region where it is grown. The country is losing ... Read more...

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