New season Darjeeling first flush tea receives record price of Rs. 23,000 per kg
The new season first flush Darjeeling tea has received a record price of Rs 23,000 per kg. Well-known tea brand Golden Tips has sourced and purchased these new season spring teas from Goodricke Group’s Badamtam tea estate.
Golden Tips procured the organic white teas at Rs 23,000 per kg and moonlight tea at Rs 21,000 per kg, the season’s highest so far. Golden Tips bought 10 kg of organic white tea and 5 kg of moonlight tea from Goodricke Group.
These teas were plucked a few days back from the estate situated at elevations of around 4500 ft above sea level, which gives them a unique character and quality.
The first flush is the picking of the brand new two leaves and a bud in the earliest spring growth of the plant, as early as February and often lasting through April. These early leaves are usually more delicate and tender and therefore more light, floral, fresh, brisk, and astringent in flavour.
Assam’s Acceleration Initiative helps 100 agribusinesses in four years
Acceleration Initiative in Assam (AAGL) has started handholding and supporting 100 agribusinesses in four years with 30 percent representation from women led agri-enterprises.
CIIE.CO of IIM Ahmedabad is co-implementing this programme in partnership with Innovative Change Collaborative Services Pvt. Ltd, (a part of ICCo group of Companies). This programme is supported by Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART). AAGL aims to handhold and support 100 agribusinesses in 4 years with 30% representation from women led agri-enterprises.
Bootcamp 2.0, held in Guwahati for its maiden Cohort Enterprises, had a high intensity engagement programme designed that saw practice experts from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. The two-day in-person event had valuable business and technological insights facilitated by specialists from Cinemon Consulting on Branding & Design Strategy, Dr. Jagat Shah, Global Network India on Exports for Agribusiness and Dr. Bidhan Das, Indian Institute of Packaging on Packaging Technology for Agribusiness. About 60 people participated in the event.
Focus on quality of agricultural produce to get good price, says Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday stressed that it is important to ensure quality of agri produces for enabling farmers to get good prices.
The minister was speaking at 93rd Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society here, according to an official statement.
Tomar said the Modi government is committed for the betterment of the Indian Agriculture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always encouraged the farmers and scientists of the country to compete at the global level, he said.
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