Jorhat, Nov. 21: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is planning to apply shockwave technology to the tea industry, which scientists feel could bring about a revolution.

New Delhi The government on Thursday notified unified packaging standards for 19 FMCG products which prohibit companies from selling products in irregular sizes. According to a food and consumer affairs ministry notification, about 19 products, including baby food, biscuits, bread, cereals, pulses, coffee, tea, edible oil, milk power, flour, salt and soap would, henceforth, be sold in only prescribed packages.

FE was first to report in May on the government proposal prohibiting selling of FMCG products in irregular sizes such as like 65, 73, 85, 92, 175, 425 (gram or millilitre, whichever is applicable)

The Madras High Court has directed the Union government to fix the minimum price for green tea leaf payable to small tea growers within six weeks.

It also directed the government to do such exercise by calling for a realistic report on the problem faced by the small tea growers in The Nilgiris district and thereafter, arrive at a scientific sharing formula between the growers and the manufacturers.

Jorhat, Oct. 17: Inclement weather and a resultant increase in pest attacks have brought tea production in Upper Assam down by more than 11 per cent till September.

Bhutan has decided to crack down on illegal mining of dolomite along the Indo-Bhutan border in an attempt to curb pollution of groundwater in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas that has affected pr

All tea factories in Assam which are situated within ‘No Development Zones’ (NDZ) as well as in the range of 500 metres from the coordinates of NDZs will soon have to go green or else will face clo

The Union commerce ministry has set up a directorate exclusively to look after the welfare of small tea growers. The directorate, approved by the Planning Commission, will soon start functioning under the aegis of the Tea Board.

“This is a very important imperative for the welfare of small tea growers. It is important to look after the interests of small growers, in our approach to inclusive growth,” said Jyotiraditya Scindia, minister of state for commerce, here on Friday. The Planning Commission has sanctioned 50 posts for the directorate. It will have a central office and many regional offices in states, he told reporters on the sidelines of the 119th annual conference of the United Planters’ Association of South India (Upasi).

DIBRUGARH, Sept 27 – Many tea gardens in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts are reeling under a severe shortage of piped natural gas, and garden managers are finding it difficult to overcome the cris

To secure better working conditions for plantation workers, the Tea Board has approved a proposal to provide subsidies for drinking water schemes and rainwater harvesting projects.

INDORE: Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Saturday destroyed one tonne tea after it was declared unfit for human consumption.