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Tea production in Nilgiris falls 2.14% in Q1

P.S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on April 07, 2011

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Tea production in the first quarter of the current calendar in the Nilgiris, the largest producing district in the South, has dropped 2.14 per cent over the same period a year ago.

“Production in our member estates during January-March dropped to 3.20 million kg (mkg) from 3.27 mkg in the same months of 2010”, Dr B Radhakrishnan, Assistant Director, UPASI Tea Research Foundation Nilgiris Regional Centre, told Business Line.

This decline of 0.07 mkg marks a fall of 2.14 mkg. But, considering the five-year average of 2.99 mkg for the quarter, production now has risen by 7.02 per cent.

The production in March was higher than last year's also the five-year average. “Production in our member estates in March was 1.50 mkg against 1.31 mkg in March 2010 and five-year average of 1.28 mkg,” Dr Radhakrishnan said.

This works out to an increase of 14.50 per cent over March 2010 and 17.19 per cent over five-year average.

Published on April 07, 2011

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