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Assam to construct 119 schools in tea gardens by April next year: Himanta Biswa

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The construction of the schools in the tea gardens will be completed by Rongali Bihu in April but the inauguration will be held after the new government assumes charge as the Model Code of Conduct may be in force.
There are 283 functional tea gardens spread across Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts in north Bengal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There are 283 functional tea gardens spread across Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts in north Bengal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

With spike in Covid-19 cases, Darjeeling tea planters demand test labs closer to gardens

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The Tea Association of India (TAI) has written a letter to the Tea Board of India, urging the government-run body to set up testing facilities at Banarhat, Nagrakata, and Odlabari in the Dooars.
The new guidelines have urged the district authorities to identify additional relief camps as per population density of villages to earmark space for social distancing norms.(AFP)
The new guidelines have urged the district authorities to identify additional relief camps as per population density of villages to earmark space for social distancing norms.(AFP)

Assam issues fresh guidelines for flood relief camps in view of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Floods during monsoon affect a majority of Assam’s 33 districts each year and displace several lakhs of people. Most of the displaced spend weeks in schools or temporary relief camps till the time the floodwaters subside.
The lockdown had badly hit the tea industry in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
The lockdown had badly hit the tea industry in Assam.(HT PHOTO)

Industries, tea gardens in Assam resume operations as lockdown norms relaxed

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The Assam government also wants to attract industries that want to shift out of China.
In West Bengal, 283 gardens, which are spread across the Darjeeling hills, the Terai and the Dooars, employ about 350,000 workers and another 100,000 work for 40,000 small tea growers in north Bengal.(Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
In West Bengal, 283 gardens, which are spread across the Darjeeling hills, the Terai and the Dooars, employ about 350,000 workers and another 100,000 work for 40,000 small tea growers in north Bengal.(Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Assam, Bengal tea industry stares at losses due to Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Kolkata | By Utpal Parashar and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Tea is among the biggest and most labour-intensive industries in both West Bengal and Assam. Assam, which accounts for more than half of the country’s tea output, employs about one million people in the plantation sector and has about 800 gardens.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

HT Gets National Award

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 05:28 PM IST
The Press Council of India gave Mr Saurabh Duggal the National Award for Excellence in Journalism (sports category) for his story on the rugby girls of Saraswatipur in interior West Bengal.
Many tea gardens in North Bengal have declared lockouts pushing unemployed workers into penury.(MINT)
Many tea gardens in North Bengal have declared lockouts pushing unemployed workers into penury.(MINT)

Workers in Bengal’s defunct tea estates fight hunger as govt dole dries up

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Officials said on condition of anonymity that dues piled up since the labour department did not get the money to be disbursed.
Monday’s lynching took place in Sukani Basti in Nagrakata block. The distance between the two spots where the incidents of attack on suspected child-lifters took place on Monday and Tuesday was about 15 km.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Monday’s lynching took place in Sukani Basti in Nagrakata block. The distance between the two spots where the incidents of attack on suspected child-lifters took place on Monday and Tuesday was about 15 km.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Branded a ‘child lifter’, deaf, mute woman lynched in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Villagers attacked her after she was found wandering in the tea garden. Two police officers were injured while they tried to rescue the woman from the mob.
District magistrate Himanshu Sharma and SP Kumar Ashish soon reached the spot with reinforcements to bring the situation under control.(HT Photo)
District magistrate Himanshu Sharma and SP Kumar Ashish soon reached the spot with reinforcements to bring the situation under control.(HT Photo)

Tribals shoot arrows in Kishanganj, 6 hurt

Hindustan Times, Kishanganj | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The incident took place when the tribals started rituals on the tea garden land, which they had earlier “captured”.
Elephants will stubbornly follow their ancient migratory routes, knowing that it is one way to keep themselves from bankrupting a single habitat. Put up a tea garden or coffee plantation in their way – and they will simply go through it. Traumatise them with crackers and fire, and they will seek refuge in the nearest village bar – and then really run amuck(HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Elephants will stubbornly follow their ancient migratory routes, knowing that it is one way to keep themselves from bankrupting a single habitat. Put up a tea garden or coffee plantation in their way – and they will simply go through it. Traumatise them with crackers and fire, and they will seek refuge in the nearest village bar – and then really run amuck(HINDUSTAN TIMES)

Man versus wild: Treat the remaining wild habitats as sacrosanct

By Ranjit Lal
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Unfortunately, our fuses are getting shorter and shorter – and with politicians lighting them left, right and centre, (in the hallowed name of ‘development’) the omens are ominous.
Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specialises in rodents from local fields.(AFP)
Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specialises in rodents from local fields.(AFP)

Boiled, skinned, cooked rats on top of holiday menu in Assam village

Kumarikata | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers at the Sunday market in the village of Kumarikata in Assam state.
On July 24, a kilo of Golden Tips tea from Manohari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh in Upper Assam sold for Rs 39,001 a kilo, setting a world record for fetching the highest price in an auction.(Representative photo)
On July 24, a kilo of Golden Tips tea from Manohari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh in Upper Assam sold for Rs 39,001 a kilo, setting a world record for fetching the highest price in an auction.(Representative photo)

Golden Needles tea from Arunachal sets world record, auctions at Rs 40,000 a kilo

Guwahati, Hindustan Times | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Golden Needles tea, a speciality orthodox tea variety from the Donyi Polo Tea Estate in Arunachal Pradesh fetched a whopping Rs 40,000 a kilogram when Assam Tea Traders, one of the oldest tea traders in Guwahati, bought 1.1 kilos.
Clock tower of Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Clock tower of Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

HC scraps Doon, Mussoorie master plans

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:03 PM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court also directed the authorities concerned to prepare a fresh one within eight weeks and send it to the Centre for approval
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)

How a health crisis is brewing in Assam

Hindustan Times, Golaghat/Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 09:22 AM IST
The state government has found that sanitation and health facilities in some tea plantations are abysmal and workers are susceptible to treatable ailments such as tuberculosis, anaemia, hypertension and leprosy.
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