India’s tea production grew 56 percent in March

India’s tea production grew 56 percent to 68.34 million kg in March against 43.76 million kg in the same month last year, according to estimated production data of the Tea Board of India.

Assam produced 31.29 million kg of tea, up 163 percent. The state had produced 11.87 million kg in March, 2015. West Bengal produced 20.48 million kg of tea in March as compared to 14.45 million kg produced in the corresponding month last yearm the Tea Board said in a statement.

South India’s production fell by 8.33 percent to 15.30 million kg in March. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka had combinedly produced 16.69 million kg in the month last year.

It said of the total production in March, north India produced 53.04 million kg, about 96 percent of the total production.

Estimated tea production in the country stood at 1213.03 million kg in 2015-16, up marginally by 1.3 percent agains actual output of 1,197.18 million kg in 2014-15.

In 2015-16, north India contributed 988.75 million kg in production while south India produced 224.28 million kg.


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