"Crop outlook for the Tea Industry looks bleak: Tea Association of India"


22nd Apr,2021

"Crop outlook for the Tea Industry looks bleak: Tea Association of India"

Tea Association of India (TAI) said the harvest standpoint for the Tea Industry now of the period looks hopeless because of dry season like circumstance winning in both the territories of Assam and West Bengal.

TAI said, "After the consequence of a delayed time of lockdown and losing around 140 MKgs of Made Tea in the year 2020, the Tea business in North India was cheerful for a new beginning in the year 2021. The circumstance has deteriorated because of the new hailstorm in the Tea developing districts of North Bengal. The territory of Assam has collected just 0.23 Mkgs during the time of January-February 2021 as against 0.27 MKgs in 2020 and 0.44 Mkgs year before."While the Crop figure for the long stretch of March is yet to be delivered by Tea Board, the figure is required to bring down by around 10-15% in the period of March and April 2021 when contrasted with 2019. Also, North Bengal has reaped just 1.92 Mkgs in the year 2021 as against 4.04 Mkgs in the year 2019 during January-February period. Assam valley has gotten just 14.2 mm of precipitation during January February 2021 as against 28.47 mm in the year 2020, comparably Cachar locale of Assam has gotten just 4.15 mm precipitation as against 8.3 mm a year ago during a similar period.

TAI added, "Terai area of North Bengal has just gotten 6.15 mm as against 19.1 mm a year ago during a similar period. The circumstance has deteriorated during the long stretches of March and April as announced by the Tea Estates of the two States. Because of a deficiency of supply during the lockdown stage, Tea costs saw a flood in costs for a short period in the year 2020. Notwithstanding, the value rise couldn't be supported for an extensive stretch and Auction costs along these lines declined strongly in the last scarcely any Auction deals in 2020. Be that as it may, the expansion in Tea costs in 2020 has been generally counterbalanced by the misfortune underway. The circumstance has deteriorated because of the far and wide harm brought about by the new Hailstorm in the Tea developing locales of North Bengal. Estates, for example, Chengmari TE, Ranicherra TE and Aryaman TE has detailed broad harm because of the Hailstorm the evening of 18.04.2021, as the greater part of the develop and youthful tea hedges have been severally harmed. Broad harms of work houses have additionally been accounted for in Chengmari TE."TAI said that hailstorm isn't remarkable during this season, yet what has affected the business is the size of harm. This will undoubtedly hinder the possibility of early flush and mark the general creation this year. "Assam produces around 4.5 % of its absolute harvest in the period of March and around 6% in April which is around 32 Mkgs and 44 Mkgs individually. Essentially, West Bengal additionally creates around 5.5 to 6 % of its all out crop in the long stretches of March and April adding up to around 23-25 MKgs individually. The figure is required to bring down by around 10-15% in the long stretch of March and April 2021 when contrasted with 2019. The Tea business is again anticipating bleak days ahead, looked all things considered with the invasion of Natural cataclysms bringing about lesser yield".