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Tea

          • Suitable agro-climatic conditions.
          • Traditional tea growing skills.
          • Potential to increase area under production.
          • Tea Production with good blending qualities.

The agro-climatic conditions in Tripura are suitable for development of tea plantation. The soils are generally fertile, without any major problems of toxicities or deficiencies. The average annual rainfall is about 210 cm. with a fairly even distribution over the year. Tripura has a history of tea plantations going back to 1916. In fact, Tripura is categorized as a traditional tea-growing state - with about 60 Tea Estates and 4,000 small tea growers, producing about 10.00 million kg. of tea every year. This makes Tripura the 5th largest, among the 14 tea producing states, after Assam, West Bengal, and Tamilnadu & Kerala. There is a considerable scope to increase the area under tea plantation as well as productivity.

The tea currently produced in Tripura is recognized for its good blending qualities. Some plantations in the state are going for organic production of tea. There is considerable scope for investment in tea sector in the State, specially for blending unit.
 

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