India’s Tea Board directs all producers, sellers to strictly comply with quality norms of FSSAI

The Tea Board of India, under the commerce ministry, has issued a directive to all producers and sellers of tea to strictly comply with quality norms of food safety regulator FSSAI before selling the product. The board has cautioned that no tea consignment that has failed on Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) […]

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Indian Tea Association calls for introduction of a Minimum Floor Price for tea

The Indian Tea Association (ITA) said that there is a need for introduction of a minimum floor price for made teas and green-leaf benchmarked to quality. The floor price would account for production costs, ensuring a self-sustaining model for all producers, large and small. Tea prices are currently governed by demand and supply in the […]

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Withdrawal of replantation subsidy impacts integrated tea growers adversely

The Centre’s decision to withdraw the replantation subsidy has come as a big blow to integrated tea plantation companies. Small tea growers (STGs), not regulated by the Tea Plantation Act, have started eating into the business of the large tea planters. The ministry of commerce provided a 25% replantation subsidy, as tea bushes productivity remains […]

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