tea industry

Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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Tea industry wants Iran to keep rupee-rial mechanism


July 19th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Indian tea industry has urged the Iranian government to keep the rupee-rial agreement between the two countries outside the normal foreign exchange regulations for trade ... Read more...

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Russian film crew to make documentary on Assam tea


July 11th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) With a view to extolling the virtues of Indian tea and introducing the Russian people to the tea culture in India, a three-member Russian film crew ... Read more...

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Assam industry bats for tea as national drink


May 19th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Although the union government has voiced reservations, Assam's tea bodies are insisting that tea be declared the country's national drink.Minister of State for Commerce and Industry ... 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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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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Virbhadra moves to grab reins of power (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 15th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Congress policy of not announcing the chief minister's name before the elections in the state has come under fire by its own senior leader and ... Read more...

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Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

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‘Budget has no stimuli for Assam tea industry’


March 16th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Assam's tea industry Friday voiced unhappiness at the at the budget for 2012-13 saying it has no stimuli for the sector.Experts in the field said ... Read more...

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Gorkha union lifts embargo on Darjeeling tea export


March 30th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 30 (IANS) Normalcy returned to the tea industry in the Darjeeling hills as the powerful labour union affiliated to the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday lifted its "embargo" ... 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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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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Assam host second tea festival in Jorhat District


November 27th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Nov.27 (ANI): The second edition of the three-day Assam Tea Tourism Festival 2010 began in Assam's Jorhat District, aiming to boost tourism in the State and promoting Assam's 200-year old ... Read more...

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India to draw 7-year strategic plan for tea industry


September 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) India is working on a strategic plan for an ambitious growth of its tea industry over the next seven years."The government has directed us ... Read more...

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Plantation sector asks government to share social cost burden


September 14th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Planters of coffee, tea, spices and rubber of south India here Tuesday urged the government to share 50 percent of the cost of social ... 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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Tea production in north India to decline


August 16th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Heavy rainfall has taken serious toll on tea production in north India and the output may fall short of the 735 million kgs posted in 2009, the Indian ... Read more...

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Assam’s tea industry hit by ULFA’s extortion drive


August 9th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Aug.9 (ANI): Tea Estates in Assam are facing a tough time as militant outfits, especially United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have intensified their extortion activities. Assam has over 800 tea ... 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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Kangra Tea is set for another bloom (With Images)


June 18th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) The aroma of tea is going to waft across the picturesque Kangra valley once again, with fresh stimulus from the central and state governments ... Read more...

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West Bengal small tea gardeners demand relief to protect tea industry


June 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 15 (ANI): Small tea garden owners in West Bengal's Siliguri city have demanded relief by way of subsidies on fertilizers and tax exemptions to protect the industry.At the ... Read more...

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Himachal developing organic tea garden


June 1st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced that his government was developing an organic tea garden to revive the tea industry in the hill state. He said ... 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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spice park to be set up in Himachal


May 8th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) With assistance from the central government, a spice park will be set up in Himachal Pradesh, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Saturday. "Under ASIDE (assistance to ... Read more...

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Corporate honchos pledge to invest in Assam


March 9th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) Leaders of corporate India Tuesday pledged to invest in Assam and explore opportunities for business in agriculture, tourism and rural infrastructure and setting up of power plants, ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland stir hits Darjeeling’s tea, tourism


January 12th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Darjeeling, Jan 12 (IANS) Shutdowns and agitations in support of a separate Gorkhaland state have begun to hit Darjeeling's tourism, apart from ruining the flavour of its tea industry."Tourists are ... Read more...

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Agitation for a separate Gorkhaland may hit tourism in Darjeeling


December 12th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Dec 12 (ANI): The ethnic Gorkha agitation for a separate Gorkhaland in Darjeeling might affect the region's tourism potential.The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has been demanding a separate state in ... Read more...

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Dubai Global Tea Forum to start from March 9


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The third Global Dubai Tea Forum would be organised here March 9-10, WAM news agency reported. The forum would be organised by the Dubai Tea Trading Centre (DTTC), ... Read more...

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Bumper tea production in Assam recovers losses caused by weather


November 8th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 8(ANI): The tea industry in Assam has not only witnessed a good produce between September and October, but also managed to overcome the shortfall it had recorded early this year ... Read more...

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India can be a brand for tea, spices: Scindia


November 4th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) India can emerge as a brand for commodities like tea and spices in the international market, according to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya M. Scindia. "The ... Read more...

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Debt relief for small coffee growers soon


November 4th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) The commerce and industry ministry will soon come out with a debt relief package for small coffee growers, according to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya ... 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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Gorkhas call off strike ahead of tripartite meeting


July 28th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sukna (West Bengal), July 28 (ANI): Life returned to normal at Sukna in West Bengal on Tuesday when the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called off their strike.Gorkhas called an indefinite strike ... 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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