Tea World

Lesson 26

Tea Auction Centres in India

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Following the idea of London Auction, other countries like British India also established its first auction centre in Kolkata on 27th December,1861. It has the honour of being the second tea auction centre in the world. Earlier auction in Kolkata was conducted by Calcutta Tea Brokers Association but from 1947 Calcuta Tea Traders Association had taken the charge. Among the 14 auction centres of the world nine are situated in India. These are Amritsar, Calcutta, Cochin, Coimbatore, Coonoor (two centres), Guwahati, Jalpaiguri and Siliguri.

Table: The Auction Centers in India

Sl  No Auction Centre Auction Organizer Year of  starting Auction held on
1 Kolkata Kolkata Tea Traders Association 1861 Monday & Tuesday
2 Guwahati Guwahati Tea Auction Committee 1970 Tuesday & Wednesday
3 Siliguri Siliguri Tea Auction Committee 1976 Thursday & Friday
4 Jalpaiguri North Bengal Tea Auction Committee 2005 Initially weekly, presently fortnightly
5 Amritsar Kangra Tea Planters Society 1964 Fortnightly
6 Cochin Tea Trade Association of Cochin 1947 Tuesday & Wednesday
7 Coonoor Coonoor Tea Trade Association 1963 Thursday & Friday
8 Coonoor Tea Serve 2003 Wednesdays
9 Coimbatore Tea Trade Association of Coimbatore 1980 Fridays

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