Today : Saturday - Sep 20, 2014, 01:23am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News

India eyes doubling tea exports to Pakistan: ITA

Wednesday - Apr 11, 2012, 11:13am (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Kolkata - India is looking at doubling its tea export to Pakistan in the next three years, Indian Tea Association (ITA) said Tuesday.

"We are looking at increasing the export (to Pakistan) from around 25 million kg at present to 50 million kg by 2015," ITA chairman C.S. Bedi told media persons here.

Pakistan imported around 25 million kg of tea from India in 2011 and is likely to import 30 million kg in 2012.

"Consumption of tea in Pakistan is growing at a rate of two percent per year and we need to import more to cater to the demand," Pakistan Tea Association chairman Hanif Janoo said.

Pakistan, the third largest tea importer of the world, is likely to import more South Indian tea to meet the rising domestic demand.

Domestic consumption in the country is expected to be more than 235 million kg by 2015.

"On the surface, it seems that import of South Indian tea will increase to meet the increased demand. But we are also looking for newer varieties from the north," Janoo said.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states (11th Apr, 2012)
A 34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March (11th Apr, 2012)
Order independent probe into defence ministry developments: Hazare (11th Apr, 2012)
Krishna to meet Russian, Chinese foreign ministers in Moscow (11th Apr, 2012)
Stop vilification campaign against Modi: BJP (11th Apr, 2012)
Lifestyle Pakistan aims at direct India-Pakistan trade (11th Apr, 2012)
India gets $40 mn aid from IKEA (11th Apr, 2012)
Supreme Court notice to Kerala Police on Italian ship (11th Apr, 2012)
It’s official: Modi gets clean chit in Gulberg massacre (11th Apr, 2012)
NGMA gets a new parallel address on Google Art Project (11th Apr, 2012)
Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians (11th Apr, 2012)
Air Force being steadily modernised, says Antony (10th Apr, 2012)
Chidambaram reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir (10th Apr, 2012)
India, China, Russia trilateral meeting in Moscow on April 13 (10th Apr, 2012)
Chidambaram discusses AFSPA with Kashmir government (10th Apr, 2012)
Speeding Mercedes kills constable, injures another in Delhi (10th Apr, 2012)
India well prepared in case of war: Antony (10th Apr, 2012)
Rs.20 lakh relief for terror suspect's custody death (10th Apr, 2012)
Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries (10th Apr, 2012)
Less than 12 percent of Shimla's sewage treated: CAG (10th Apr, 2012)
Government employees protest in Srinagar (10th Apr, 2012)
Raja Bhaiya orders coolers for prisoners (10th Apr, 2012)
Two more get bail in ship hit-and-run case (10th Apr, 2012)
Don't artificially control spectrum availability: Airtel (10th Apr, 2012)
Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll on May 3 (10th Apr, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use