While the power scenario in Assam remains one of the worst in the country, the state’s Rs 2000-crore tea industry has been the worst sufferer in the absence of any other major power-intensive indus

Non-supply of gas by the Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL), following an agitational programme by an organisation blocking Oil India Ltd (OIL) pipelines, has hit production in the tea factories located

The growing of tea invariably replaces biodiversity-rich tropical forests with a beautiful, but single species (monoculture).

The UK consumes an astonishing 165 million cups of tea every day, but most of the teabags that go to making the nation's favourite hot drink still end up unnecessarily in landfill.

Major energy savings in the steel re-rolling sector and in the small tea processing enterprise, initiated by the UNDP, has seen a substantive increase in energy efficiency in these industries.

UNDP, India, country director Caitlin Wiesen, told this newspaper, “Intervention in the steel re-rolling industry has seen efficiency levels go up between 30-40 per cent.”

With the Union commerce ministry turning down the demand for declaring tea the national drink, tea associations will seek Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in this regard.

New Delhi: It’s the most common drink in the country after water.

GUWAHATI, April 26 – The declaration of tea as the National Drink of India is long overdue as no other drink can come even closer to tea in the country, observed the chairman of the Tea Board, MGVK

Jorhat, April 24: At least five persons died and over 50 were injured when a hailstorm hit several parts of Tinsukia district late last evening.

India is the largest tea-producing country in the world and contributes 33% of the global tea production. Much of this tea comes from the biodiversity hotspots in the northeastern regions and the Western Ghats. Due to market fluctuations, increasing costs of production and lease expiry, many coffee, tea and cardamom plantations have become unviable for active management, resulting in labour unrest. In Thiruvananthapuram division of Kerala alone, 536 ha (55%) of the total 969 ha of the planted area was abandoned.

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