Floods in Assam add to woes of India’s pandemic-hit tea industry

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Floods in the northeastern state of Assam have further hit India’s beleaguered tea industry already battling with a lower production due to a national lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic back in March, industry officials said. They told indoasiancommodities.com that the lockdown would result in an estimated revenue loss of at least Rs 2,100 crore […]

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India’s 2020 tea output seen falling by 80 million kg due to pandemic lockdown

Tea production in India is estimated to drop by nearly 80 million kg in 2020 as a fallout of the nationwide lockdown following Covid-19 outbreak, the Federation of All India Tea Traders Association (FAITTA) said. The annual tea production in India is around 1,300 million kg. “However, because of restrictions imposed during the lockdown, fewer […]

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COVID-19 lockdown disrupts India’s tea industry; output seen falling 10% this year

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The national lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic that kept pluckers away from the plantations in key tea-growing states of Assam and West Bengal is likely to lower production by about 10 percent this year, a top industry official said. Sujit Patra, Secretary, Indian Tea Association told indoasiancommodities.com in an interview that production could drop […]

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Southern Indian tea industry seeks ‘corona-cured’ label for the Nilgiris

Tea industry in the Nilgiris, the largest tea growing district in South India, has appealed to the authorities to declare the Nilgiris as ‘Corona-cured’ district, reports Hindu BusinessLine. This follows an announcement by the Nilgiris district Collector Innocent Divya that all the nine persons who had tested positive in the district were fully cured and […]

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Covid-19 hits Betel leaf and litchi farmers in Muzaffarpur as well as tea farmers in Bihar’s Kishanganj

Betel leaf (Paan leaf) farmers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar are facing losses due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some farmers told news agency, ANI that they are facing problems as there is shortage of labour and they are not able to send their produce to the market due to the lack of transport facilities. The markets are closed […]

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