Indian Tea

Tea is indigenous to India and is an area where the country can take a lot of pride This is mainly because
Tea is indigenous to India and is an area where the country can take a lot of pride. This is mainly because of its pre-eminence as a foreign exchange earner and its contributions to the country's GNP.

In all aspects of tea production, consumption and export, India has emerged to be the world leader, mainly because it accounts for 31% of global production. It is perhaps the only industry where India has retained its leadership over the last 150 years. Tea production in India has a very interesting history to it.

The range of tea offered by India - from the original Orthodox to CTC and Green Tea, from the aroma and flavour of Darjeeling Tea to the strong Assam and Nilgiri Tea- remains unparalleled in the world. 

   Here are some statistical facts about the Indian Tea Industry:

The total turnover of the tea industry is around Rs. 10,000 crores.

Since independence tea production has grown over 250%, while land area has just grown by 40%.

There has been a considerable increase in export too in the past few years. Total net foreign exchange earned per annum is around Rs. 1847 crores.

The labour intensive tea industry directly employs over 1.1 million workers and generates income for another 10 million people approximately. Women constitute 50% of the workforce.

Tea trading in the domestic market is done in two ways- Auction and Private Selling. Market Reports are received from the six major auction centres in India, namely, CalcuttaGuwahatiSiliguriCochinCoonoorCoimbatore and N.I. teauction.comBulk trading is done through the auctions held in these centres.