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HeadLine : India's tea production in 2019 may top the charts
Date : Jan 3 2020
With November proving to be a better month for tea factories in both the North and South India, it is increasingly clear that India is headed for a new record in tea production in calendar 2019. The Tea Board has released the data for November which shows that India produced 139.39 million kg (mkg) against 121.10 mkg in November 2018, marking a gain of 18.29 mkg or 15.10 per cent. North India produced 16.13 mkg more to reach 117.64 mkg while South India produced 2.16 mkg more to reach 21.75 mkg. North Indian output increased by 43.78 mkg to reach 1121.75 mkg from 1077.97 mkg, Gupta said. Assam continued to top the country's production table at 692.14 mkg, up 15.99 mkg. With the official data remaining for just one month, producers estimate that if this trend were to continue, India’s production in 2019 would be around 1380 mkg, the highest ever for the country.

Source: Business Line
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