UPASI, apex body of planters complains about proposed RCEP

The proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will harm and worsen the trade deficit in the plantation commodities and make things miserable for the sector, which is already facing challenging times on account of low prices and high cost of production, says a study by the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) , an […]

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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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