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INDIAN TEA INDUSTRY
India is one of the world's leading
producers of tea — 2 per cent share by
volume in 20
. The tea produced in
India is among the finest in the world
owing to strong geographical
indications, heavy investments in tea
processing units, continuous innovation,
augmented product mix and strategic
market expansion. The main growing
regions lie in Northeast India, including
Assam, the Darjeeling district and the
Dooars region of North Bengal, and in
the Nilgiris in South India.
India has a significant share in the
international tea market with a 1 per
cent share of world tea exports in
20
.
India is also one of the world's largest
consumers of tea.
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exports grew from US$ million to
US$ million, at a rate of per cent. In
volume terms, India registered exports of
million kg during 20 -
. The
Government of India has set an export
target of 0 million LH for 20
.
India's tea exports are largely in the
form of bulk tea, which accounted for
per cent of total exports during
20 -
.
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between 20 -0 and 20 -
.
India is home to some of the world's
leading tea producers, some of which
are:
McLeod Russel India Ltd. (B. M.
Khaitan Group), the world's largest
tea plantation company, has a
large number of tea estates in
Assam and West Bengal.
Amalgamated Plantations, the
second largest tea manufacturer in
the country, was formed after
divesting the tea plantation
operations of Tata Tea.
The other reputed manufacturers
include Goodricke Group, Warren
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UNLIKE MOST OTHER TEA
PRODUCING AND EXPORTING
COUNTRIES, INDIA HAS A
MANUFACTURING BASE FOR
BOTH CTC AND ORTHODOX
TEA IN ADDITION TO
GREEN TEA