• Suitable agro-climatic
• 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.