Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicTea industry

Topic: Tea industry

Sri Lanka’s tea farmers can’t afford fertiliser, can’t get paid enough, can’t make govt listen

Revenue loss from export crops like tea played a big part in Sri Lanka's rapid economic decline. For descendants of Tamil-bonded labourers, life is more difficult now.

Govt order against blended ‘impostor’ can help reclaim glory of Indian tea, curb export dip

India's falling tea exports can be attributed to multiple factors, such as a dip in production leading to a surge in prices, making the commodity internationally uncompetitive, and blending.

Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to take out money from Gujarat traders dealing in Assam tea

Irani was referring to the Congress leader's remarks at a poll rally in which he spoke about hiking the daily wage of Assam tea workers by making tea garden owners from Gujarat pay.

First flush gone in lockdown, Bengal and Assam tea industries face Rs 2,100 cr loss

The losses come as a double whammy for Darjeeling, which started recovering from the losses after 2017 violent Gorkhaland agitation and resultant 3-month-long shutdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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