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Tea production dips to 16.73 mn kg in Feb 2011

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 07, 2011

Tea production in the first two months of this calendar year fell by 16.41 per cent to 37.66 million kg, compared with 45.06 million kg in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Tea production in the country declined by almost 7 per cent (6.88 per cent) in February, 2011, to 16.73 million kg amid a drop in production in West Bengal, North India and South India.

India had produced 17.97 million kg of tea in the corresponding year-ago period, according to Tea Board data.

Tea production in the first two months of this calendar year fell by 16.41 per cent to 37.66 million kg, compared to 45.06 million kg in the corresponding period of the previous year, the data said.

However, in February this year, production in Assam rose over two-fold to 94,000 kg, as against 44,000 kg in the year—ago period.

While tea production in West Bengal in the period under review fell by almost 39 per cent to 909,000 kg as compared to 1,481,000 kg in the year-ago period, in North India, it fell by 34.25 per cent to 1,004,000 kg from 1,527,000 kg in the same period a year ago.

Similarly, production of tea in South India in February, 2011, fell by 4.34 per cent to 15,728,000 kg from 16,443,000 kg in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Published on April 07, 2011

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