The first auction of Coonoor Tea Trade Association for calendar 2016 will be held on Thursday (leaf sale) and Friday (dust sale). A total of 13.64 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 1. This is as much as 3.12 lakh kg more than the last sale of 2015 held on Dec 23. As much as 12.04 lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only 1.57 lakh kg, orthodox variety. In the leaf counter, only 88,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 8.02 lakh kg, CTC. Among the dusts, only 69,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 4.02 lakh kg, CTC.

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