Assam tea production rises by 24% in June

Aug 11, 4:56 PM
In Assam, tea production rose by 24 percent in the month of June, 2011. As per the recent report, the state produced 63 million kilograms in that month from 51 million kg in the year-ago period.
AIR correspondent reports, encouraged by the rise of quality tea production, the tea industry has decided to urge the government to declare tea as a national drink.
Assam produces over 51 per cent of the total tea of the country and contributes 13 percent to the total global tea production. The annual turnover of this industry in Assam is five thousand crore rupees and it employs 10 lakh workers.
On the other hand, Indians consume the highest volume of tea in the world. 80 per cent of the total tea produced in the country is consumed in the country itself. Around 85 percent of the Indian households drink tea.