Major Tea Producing States in India

Major Tea Producing States in India:


Commercial production of tea got popularity by the British East India Company. During those period lands were converted for mass tea production.Today, India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, although over 70% of its tea is consumed within India itself. India is also among the top 5 per-capita tea consumers. The Indian tea industry has grown to own many global tea brands and has evolved into one of the most technologically equipped tea industries in the world. Tea production, certification, exportation, and all other facets of the tea trade in India is controlled by the Tea Board of India.

The major tea producing States in India are the following:
1.Assam:
Assam is the largest producer of tea and accounts for more than 52% of the tea, produced in India. It is one of the largest tea producing regions in the world.
The main districts producing tea are:
  • Lakhimpur
  • Kamrup
  • Sivasagar
  • Goalpara
  • Cachar
  • Derrang 
  • Nagaon
2. West Bengal:
West Bengal ranks second in the list of tea producing states and accounts for more than 25% of the tea, produced in the country. The main districts producing tea are:
  • Darjeeling
  • Jalpaiguri 
  • Cooch Behar
3. Tamil Nadu: 
This state occupies the third position in the list of tea producing states.Tea is grown on the hilly slopes of the Nilgiris.

4. Himachal Pradesh :
This state is famous for the production of both black and green tea since the mid of 19th century.The main districts producing tea are:
  • Kangra 
  • Nandi
  5. Kerala:  Munnar in Kerala is also well famous for tea production.

6.Dehra Dun district of Uttarakhand

7. Ranchi district of Jharkhand 

Other Indian States Producing Tea Are:
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Tripura
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Kernataka
  • Orissa
  • Sikkim

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