All India Tea Production Dropped By 7.22%

By TheHindu on 04 Oct 2016


Heavy rains had inundated tea estates in Dooars and Darjeeling. Flood water had entered many tea estates and even factories where black teas are produced.A portion of Goodricke Group’s Leesh river tea estate was completely washed away.

All India tea production has dropped by 7.22% in the month of July to 145.85 million kg in comparison to 157.2 million kg in the same month last year.Heavy rains in July in Assam and West Bengal had affected the production of the crop.

Tea estates in Assam valley were worst hit due to heavy rains. Tea crop declined by 10.63 million kg in Assam valley in July to 74.87 million kg in comparison to 85.50 million kg in same month last year. Tea estates in Cachar however, witnessed an increase of 6.58% increase in production.

Heavy rains had inundated tea estates in Dooars and Darjeeling. Flood water had entered many tea estates and even factories where black teas are produced.A portion of Goodricke Group's Leesh river tea estate was completely washed away.

Tea production in Darjeeling in the month of July declined by 27.78% to 1.04 million kg. Estates in in Dooars witnessed 1.67% drop in tea production in July.

However, production in south India went up by 3.34% to 19.18 million kg in July 2016 in comparison to 18.56 million kg in the corresponding month of 2015.