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Lockdown Impact: Tea production decreased by 54 percent in April, yields 3.90 crore kg


Lockdown impact: Tea production down 54 per cent in April

new Delhi. According to Tea Board data, India's tea production fell by 54 percent to 33 million 20 thousand kilograms in the month of April due to the implementation of a nationwide lockdown to control the Kovid-19 epidemic. In the same month last year, tea production was 8 crore 44 lakh 90 thousand kg.

Out of the total tea production of three crore 90.2 lakh kg in April, about 37 million lakh CTC tea variety was around 47.4 lakh kg traditional tea variety and 4.9 lakh kg green tea. According to provisional figures, tea production in Assam declined to one crore 32.1 lakh kg in April 2020, from four crore 49.8 lakh kg a year ago.

The production of tea in West Bengal in April, 2020 was 96.4 lakh kg, while in April, 2019, the production was 23.3 million kg. Overall, tea production in North India dropped from 27.4 million kg in the same month a year ago to 27 million 39.1 lakh kg this time. However, production in South India increased to one crore 51.1 lakh kilograms, compared to one crore 40.2 lakh kilograms during the year-ago period.

This post was published on July 7, 2020 12:18 pm

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