Tea World

Lesson 30

Present status of small scale tea cultivation in Assam

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(As in 2017-18)

  • Total number of growers:1,44,222
  • Area : 80,948 ha
  • No. of districts where tea grown: 22
  • Total production: 285.24 m kg of made tea
  • Contribution: 42.17 % of the total production of Assam and 21.53% of   India’s total production.
  • Total labour force engaged: About 3 lakhs
  • Average productivity: 3,250 kg made tea /ha

Distrct-wise number of small tea growers and production

District

No.of growers*

Production   made tea

(m kg)**

Baska

312

0.28

Bongaigaon

986

0.83

Cachar

671

1.67

Darrang

84

0.43

Dhubri

390

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Dibrugarh

29,908

54.72

Goalpara

632

0.69

Golaghat

18,210

33.63

Hailakandi

94

0.44

Jorhat

13,309

23.50

Kamrup(Rural)

16

0.63

Karimganj

132

0.22

Karbi Anglong

3,613

3.68

Kokrajhar

1,806

0.77

Lakhimpur

2.293

2.17

Morigaon

63

0.26

Nagaon

1,321

1.33

Sivasagar

16,431

34.68

Sonitpur

11,840

26.10

Tinsukia

40,211

88.26

Udalguri

2,242

11.43

 *Source: All Assam Small Tea Growers’Association.

**.Tea Board,India (Data for 2017-18)

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