The Madurai bench of Madras high court was shocked to hear that 2,7 trees of various species were axed in High Wavy Mountains (Megamalai) in Theni district by a private firm named Dream View Coffee

Tea Board is to shortly come out with a notification on regulations in regard to use of pesticides and plant protection chemicals in tea crops.

Plantation crops are high value commercial crops with greater economic importance and play a vital role in Indian economy. The major plantation crops include coconut, cashew nut, coffee, tea and rubber. Exports of tea, coffee and rubber are contributing 15 percent to the total agricultural export earnings. It is the source of livelihood for millions of small and marginal farmers and provides employment for millions of plantation workers. The export earnings from plantation crops like coffee and tea played a significant role in financing Indian development.

The state-run Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) has claimed that there has been about 30.6 per cent fall in the tea cultivation area in the country over the last ten years.

Climate change is threatening to impact the bottomline of the organised tea industry in India, with unprecedented high temperatures in Assam and excessive rainfall in Darjeeling impacting the prize

New Delhi: Most people think of leopards as predators that live in forests except for a few that occasionally stray into human settlements.

Itanagar: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has prepared a Focus Paper for Arunachal Pradesh envisaging a credit outlay of Rs 314.56 crore for ‘priority sector’ during the financial year 2013–14.

The paper which was released here yesterday by chief secretary H K Paliwal, was prepared with a medium term perspective with special focus on the critical interventions required under each sector during the XIIth Plan period and will form the basis for the credit planning process of banks in the State, NABARD general manager P Radhakrishnan informed.

Occupational Health Hazards refer to the potential risks to health and safety of workers in their workplaces. Tea garden workers are susceptible to a number of hazards in their workplaces due to physical, biological, mechanical, chemical and psychosocial factors. The present paper tries to examine the occupational health hazards faced by the tea garden workers of Hajua Tea Estate of Sibsagar District and Marangi Tea Estate of Golaghat District in Assam.

The GI craze in India is as inexplicable as the ways in which the Registry grants it

People of Hoovina Hadagali (population: 27,958), the taluka headquarters of Bellary district of Karnataka, are inordinately proud of their variety of mallige (jasmine). So are the growers from Udipi and Mysore, all of them claiming unique and distinctive features for their varieties of these sweet-smelling flowers which are offered to temple deities or used by south Indian women to adorn their hair.

Among connoisseurs, few teas surpass a good Darjeeling.

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