Cabinet approves extension of jute packaging norms for foodgrains and sugar

The Cabinet has approved extension of norms for mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mandates that 100 per cent of the foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar will be mandatorily […]

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Tea Board of India mulls using blockchain to free Indian tea from adulteration

In order to boost consumption of the beverage in the country, the Tea Board of India is considering the use of blockchain to implement complete traceability of tea right from the plantation stage till the time it is sold to the buyer, reports Business Standard. This will not only help eliminate adulteration of Indian tea and improve […]

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Active monsoon to trigger heavy rains in Mumbai, Konkan, South Gujarat, Assam and Meghalaya

After making onset over Mumbai and South Gujarat, monsoon continues to be active over Konkan & Goa and parts of Northeast India. Parts of both the regions have recorded heavy to extremely heavy rains. “In fact, with an active off-shore trough along the West Coast and a cyclonic circulation over east-central Arabian Sea off Maharashtra […]

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Steep interim hike in wage for tea estate workers to result in higher cost pressures: ICRA

An interim enhancement of wages of tea plantation workers in India’s Assam state by a minimum amount of Rs. 30/day with retrospective effect from March 1, 2018 till finalisation of the revised minimum wages proposed earlier by the state government will have a significant adverse impact on the operating costs of tea companies, ratings agency […]

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