Tea production breaches 1 bn kg-mark
The tea production of India surpassed the 1 billion mark after it was supported by small tea cultivators. The achievement was made following a major exercise initiated by the industry regulator, the Tea Board of India, to bring within the net all segments of tea producers — organised and unorganised — many of whom were not reporting their crop statistics. This step revealed that India had actually produced 75 million kg more than the 988 million it was estimated to have produced b/w January and December 2011.
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