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SBI to finance small tea growers in NE

State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance totaling Rs 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East soon, a senior official of the public sector bank said today.

Govt clears Rs 1,425 cr scheme for tea promotion

Government Wednesday approved the proposal for implementation of the 'Tea Development and Promotion Scheme' with an outlay of Rs 1,425 crore during the the 12th Plan period (2012-17).

Tea production in April dips by 24.48%

India's tea production in April this year fell by 24.48 percent to 56.77 million kg due to lower output in Assam and other regions.

World Bank to audit tea plantation project in Assam

World Bank's audit arm Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) will investigate claims of labour and human rights abuses at a tea plantation project in Assam that is jointly financed by IFC and Tata Global Beverages.

Tea Board expects exports to rise this year

After a decline in tea exports last year, overseas shipments of the beverage are expected to go up this year, Tea Board of India said Thursday.

Assamese man's organic tea takes foreign markets by storm

Gobin Hazarika is a one-man army. Not in a battlefield, but in a tea garden in Assam, whose owner as well as worker is the same man. And so popular is his handmade, organic tea that it has become a rage and is mostly exported to countries like Canada, Japan and Egypt, where it sells for as much as Rs.2,000 (USD 35) a kg.