Agri Business

Tea board fixes ₹15.98/kg as green leaf price for April

PS Sundar Coonoor | Updated on April 02, 2019 Published on April 02, 2019

Tea Board has announced that the district average price for green leaf   -  istock

The Tea Board has announced that the district average price for green leaf in April in The Nilgiris will be ₹15.98 a kg. Tea Board Assistant Director B Pagalavan said that this was fixed based on the average sale price of CTC teas from bought-leaf factories at the auctions in March. He said that all bought leaf factories in the Nilgiris have to pay this price in respect of their purchase of green leaf from small growers during April.

Field officers of the Board have been instructed to ensure that no factory in their jurisdiction paid a price lower than this in April.

This price was some 38 paise more than the price fixed for March but ₹1.48 more than the price in April 2018.

Published on April 02, 2019

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