Connect with us

Latest news

Assam govt announces four new schemes for tea gardens




The Assam government announced four schemes for the tea industry. This includes a push for the production of ‘orthodox’ variety of leaves.

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave a statement. A 3% interest subvention per year will be provided to those tea gardens. Those which have taken a working capital loan, with an overall cap of Rs 20 lakh. Second, the state government will give a subsidy of Rs 7 per kg of ‘orthodox’ tea. The Tea Board of India already provides a Rs 3 subsidy per kg of ‘orthodox tea’, making it a total subsidy of Rs 10 per kg.

Thirdly, Sarma said that if a tea garden purchases new machinery to manufacture ‘orthodox’ tea, then the state govt will help with a 25% capital subsidy. Lastly, he added, an agricultural income tax holiday for three years will be given for Assam’s tea gardens.

Sarma added that the state government expects that tea garden authorities will provide a 20% bonus to workers on the occasion of upcoming Durga Puja.

Continue Reading


Latest news4 days ago

PM Narendra Modi hints at election dates for four states by March 7

PM Narendra Modi on Monday hinted at the possibility of the Election Commission announcing poll dates for four states —...

Latest news2 weeks ago

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani collapses on stage

Gujarat chief minister (CM) Vijay Rupani on Sunday evening collapsed while addressing a public gathering at Mehsananagar crossroads in Nizampura...

Latest news2 weeks ago

West Bengal Elections Likely to be Held in 6-7 Phases

The Election Commission plans to most likely hold elections in West Bengal in six to seven phases. The final call...

Latest news2 weeks ago

V K Sasikala isolates herself, no visitors for a week

After a 24-hour trip from Bengaluru, and a grand reception en route, former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s confidante V K...

Latest news3 weeks ago

CM opens second phase of Chennai Outer Ring Road

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the second phase of the Chennai Outer Ring Road. This...

Latest news4 weeks ago

Home minister Amit Shah defers visit to Bengal

Home minister Amit Shah postponed his visit to West Bengal. Farmers intensified their protests against three farm laws amid incidents...

Latest news4 weeks ago

Temple dedicated to J Jayalalithaa, MGR to be inaugurated today

A temple dedicated to late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her mentor MG Ramachandran in Madurai inaugurated by...

Latest news1 month ago

VK Sasikala, ex-AIADMK leader, released after four years in jail

VK Sasikala, expelled AIADMK leader and a close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa released after spending...

Latest news1 month ago

V K Sasikala to get a new address in T Nagar

Former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s close-aide V K Sasikala will have a new address when she returns home. With Jayalalithaa’s...

Latest news1 month ago

Congress decides to contest 77 seats they won in 2016

The Congress and the Left parties on Monday decided that in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, they contest the...