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Tea production declining in organised sector in India


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) Tea production in the organised sector in declining in India due to ageing bushes and little investment and the country may have lost 50 million kg ... Read more...

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Tea Board to shift northeast zonal Office to Jorhat


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) The Tea Board of India is to shift its northeast zonal office from Guwahati to Jorhat in Assam, a top official of the board said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Technical glitch hits Darjeeling tea e-auction plan


June 18th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Electronic auctioning of the world-famous Darjeeling tea has become uncertain with glitches hitting the launch platform.The e-auction platform was supposed to start in April at the ... Read more...

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Tea production halts in five Assam districts


June 1st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Three prominent tea growers' organisations in Assam have sought Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi's intervention over the halt in tea production in five districts.The production came to ... Read more...

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Tea Board earmarks Rs.300 crore for small growers


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has earmarked Rs.300 crore for the development of the country's small tea growers in the current financial year, its chairman M.G.V.K. ... Read more...

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Biometric cards for Assam small tea growers soon


April 25th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in Assam will soon get biometric smart cards with a unique number.The move has been initiated by the Tea Board of India.Its executive ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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Assam small tea growers mull creating own brand


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) Small tea growers in Assam might soon create a brand of their own to make their presence felt in the Indian as well as the international ... Read more...

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Tea Board simplifies registration for Assam’s small growers


March 21st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has decided to simplify the process of registration of small tea growers in Assam to facilitate their certification, an official said ... Read more...

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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production


March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... Read more...

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Tea Board to register small growers


February 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Tea Board of India will launch a registration drive for small tea growers of the northeast region.The move is expected to help those who are not ... 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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CARE India winds up tsunami relief programmes


January 25th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Non-governmental organisation (NGO) CARE India Tuesday formally wound up its three phased tsunami relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction programme for the victims of the 2004 calamity. The organisation has ... Read more...

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For small farmers, it’s tea time in Assam!


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) They were once the domain of hard-nosed British sahibs on horseback. But today, the lush green tea plantations in Assam have come full circle with ... Read more...

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Pest attack affects Siliguri’s tea production


October 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri (West Bengal), Oct.20 (ANI): The tea growers of West Bengal's Siliguri District have incurred huge losses in the current year due to pest attack and heavy downpour.In comparison to ... Read more...

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Indian tea prices firming up, exports up, production down


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite adverse climatic conditions ... Read more...

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Small tea growers usher in winds of change in Assam (With Image)


September 4th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Tinsukia (Assam), Sep 4 (IANS) A green revolution is sweeping Assam, empowering many people for the first time and rejuvenating the state's economy. Small tea gardens now dot the landscape ... Read more...

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Scheme to promote small tea plantations in Assam


July 28th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government has started a special scheme to promote small tea plantations in Assam that would help produce 26 percent of the country's tea output. Minister of State ... Read more...

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Former tea garden owners are Tripura’s new entrepreneurs


July 11th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Kamalpur (Tripura), July 11 (IANS) A tea garden worker until seven years ago, 48-year-old Matang Tanglua is today among over 5,500 entrepreneurs who own small tea estates of their ... Read more...

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Tripura CM inaugurates tea-processing unit in Kamalpur


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasKamalpur (Tripura), June 22 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has inaugurated a newly installed tea-processing unit in Kamalpur town.The processing unit will encourage more farmers to grow tea and ... Read more...

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Suitable climate prompts Meghalaya farmers to take to tea plantation


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Mawlyngot (Meghalaya), May 22 (ANI): Suitable climate, soil and rainfall have prompted many farmers in Meghalaya, known as the Scotland of the East, to take up developing tea gardens and are reaping ... Read more...

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India likely to produce over 1,000 million kg of tea


May 10th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India is likely to cross the 1,000-million-kg mark in tea production this financial year and exports of the commodity are expected to grow by 5-10 percent, Tea ... Read more...

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Jyotiraditya Scindia visits Assam’s tea estates


September 21st, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 21(ANI): Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the Teok Tea Estate in Assam's Jorhat district on the weekend.Scindia, during his maiden visit to the ... 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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Steps on hold for improving trade with Pakistan: Jairam Ramesh


February 1st, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) Intiatives to improve trade with Pakistan will remain suspended till it cracked down on architects of the Mumbai terror attacks, said Minister of State for Commerce, Industry and ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tea growers asked to ‘go slow’ to manage global crisis (Lead)


October 29th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea industry, the world's third largest, has been asked to go slow till the global financial crisis becomes manageable.Sri Lanka Tea Board chairman Lalith Hettiarachchi said ... 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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Gogoi urges tea growers to start other industries


July 26th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday urged tea growers in Assam to utilise the fallow land in and around tea gardens to build other industries like dairy and ... Read more...

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Pest attacks in Assam plantations hit tea production


July 7th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) India's tea production has been hit with rampant pests eating away the crop, adding to the woes of the cash-strapped tea industry in the northeastern state of Assam, ... Read more...

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