Agartala, 19 Sept: The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and other crops cannot be grown in r

DIBRUGARH, Sept 14 – The small tea growers are likely to suffer this year around again with bought leaf tea factory owners signalling for shutdown of factories due to erratic Administered Price Mec

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Shillong: In a boost to tea production in Meghalaya, three of its plantations and processing units have been certified “organic” by a certified agency of the government of India, official sources said on Monday.

The certification for processing and plantation have been given to Urlong Tea factory in East Khasi Hills district and Nalan Tea industries and government-owned Meg Tea processing unit in Ri-Bhoi district, they said. India Organic which awarded the “organic” certificates to these factories has approved that black tea, CTC tea, green tea and hand-rolled tea from these factories are considered as organic certified.

DIBRUGARH, Aug 29 – The State tea industry is set for another revolution with the creation of a separate Small Tea Growers’ Development Directorate in the tea-growing district here by October next,

London: Scientists have discovered that extracts from a plant, found in arid regions of India and Pakistan can kill cancerous cells and produces no harmful side-effects associated with chemotherapy

There’s some good news for the Indian tea industry which has been demanding that tea be declared the ‘national drink’ of India. A parliamentary standing committee on commerce, which was constituted on August 31, 2011, and submitted its report on August 9, 2012, has recommended that the beverage be given the status of ‘national drink’.

“The joint forum of Assam Tea Planters’ Association (ATPA), North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and Bharatiya Cha Parishad (BCP), is extremely happy to know about the recommendations by such a high powered committee of the level of department related parliamentary standing committee on commerce,” said Bidyananda Barkakoty, chairman of NETA.

Guwahati, July 9: The Tea Board of India has decided to institute awards to encourage small tea growers of the region to grow and manufacture good quality tea.

KOLKATA, 3 JULY: Plots belonging to the tribals in north Bengal have been occupied by non-tribals but the state backward classes welfare department is unable to restore them because of legal compli

Guwahati, June 27: The Tea Board of India is planning big for small tea growers of the state.