Flat consumption growth pushes Indian tea industry to target school children – report

Flat growth in consumption is forcing the beleaguered Indian tea industry to look to school children for help, a newspaper reported. Struggling with near-flatline growth in consumption, the Indian Tea Association hopes to promote tea as a ‘healthy drink’ among schoolchildren, the BusinessLine said in a report. Nearly 30 per cent of the population, including […]

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Darjeeling moves to coffee for alternate income source, positive outcomes – report

India’s famous Darjeeling Hills are making a beeline for coffee instead of the traditional tea crop as the government tries to help farmers find an alternate income source, a newspaper reported. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has recently decided to give a thrust to coffee plantation in Kalimpong district and have started growing coffee in an […]

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