Agri Business

Green leaf price fixed at ₹16.50/kg

PS SUNDAR Coonoor | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 03, 2016

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The Tea Board has announced the average price for green leaf in the Nilgiris as ₹16.50 per kg for March. This is fixed in line with Section 30A of Tea Marketing Control Order 2003, Tea Board’s Deputy Director of Tea Development CS Hariprakash said. “On representations of small growers, the Board announced the average price for their green leaf for the first time in December 2015. However, the price announced was only ₹12.50 a kg In December. It was increased to ₹13 in January 2016 and to ₹15 in February. We have been asking for more than ₹15 consistently every month to tide over our production cost as also the economic distress we had been suffering for long. To that extent, we welcome Tea Board’s fixing ₹16.50 for the current month,” H Thiagarajan, President, Nilgiris Small Tea Growers’ Association, told BusinessLine.

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Published on March 03, 2016
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