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Nilgiri tea output heading for crash

PS SUNDAR Coonoor | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 07, 2016

Tea production in the current calendar in the Nilgiris, the largest tea growing district in the South, is heading for a crash for the third consecutive year due to adverse weather. “We are concerned at falling production of tea in the Nilgiris. In 2013 calendar, the district produced 111.60 million kg (mkg) which dropped to 111.30 mkg in 2014 and further to 101.75 mkg last year. This year, we have already lost 17 per cent till July compared to last year. There is little scope to recoup this loss,” Mohamed Iqbal, Chairman, The Nilgiri Planters’ Association, told BusinessLine.

Published on October 07, 2016
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