Tea output gains 13% to 156.70 million kg in September
Nov 04 2013 , New Delhi
The output stood at 144.11 million kg in the same month last year, the Tea Board said in an estimate.
The combined output of brew in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka increased by 55.57% to 23.88 million kg from 15.35 million kg during the period under review.
In West Bengal, production of brew in September increased by 10.66% to 41.72 million kg from 37.70 million kg in the year ago period.
However, in Assam, the largest tea producing state in the country, production marginally declined by 0.75% to 87.84 million kg from 88.50 million kg in the year ago period.
Assam and West Bengal are the two major tea-producing states with their combined production accounting for 85% of the output in September.
India is the world's second-largest producer and the biggest consumer of tea.
The country's tea production increased 3.62% to 1,135 million kg in 2012-13 while output stood at 1,095 million kg in 2012.