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Tea production down by 43% in Jan in Assam

Assam tea industry has registered a sharp decline of almost 43 per cent in tea production in the month of January this year, as compared to the corresponding month in the previous year. The tea industry has attributed this sharp decline in production to “unfavourable weather condition”. Moreover, the tea industry prognosticates the cumulative dip in tea production in Assam till March to be around 50 per cent as rainless weather condition prevailed till March. However, the silver lining is that “good flush (read production)” is expected in April as weather condition ...