Tea Board has finalised the production of tea in India for 2016-17 and arrived at 1250.49 M Kgs as against 1233.14 M Kgs, which is an increase of 17.35 M kgs (1.41%) as compared to last year. North India production increased substantially in June, September and November as compared to its corresponding period, resulting in increase of production in 2016-17. The tea production has reached highest ever in Indian Tea Industry. Ø North India production increased by 34.55 M.Kgs (3.43%) of which West Bengal is a major contributor with 27.69M.Kgs (8.40%); Ø South India production decreased by 17.20 M.Kgs (-7.66%) of which Tamil Nadu is a major contributor with 17.82 M.Kgs (-11.03%).
ESTATE AND BLF SHARE OF PRODUCTION
Share of Estate (EF) and Bought Leaf Factory (BLF) production on All India is at 64.94% and 35.06% respectively as compared to 66.15% and 33.85% of corresponding period. Region wise breakup of EF and BLF are given below:- (in M Kgs)
BIG GROWERS VIS-A-VIS SMALL GROWERS PRODUCTION:
In order to get the clear production details in respect of Small tea growers, the Board amended the FORM E (under TMCO) with effect from April, 2016 and arrived the all India average of Small Growers share of production at 44.01%. Region wise production share of Small Growers (SG) and the organised sector (BG) is given below: (in M Kgs)