Saturday, August 15, 2020

"Darjeeling tea industry in 'bad shape', production severely hit"

From India's Business Times, August 13:
The garden owners are anticipating losses this year as the output will be lower than the annual production of about seven million kg, Darjeeling Indian Tea Association secretary Mohan Chhetri said
The Darjeeling tea industry is in "bad shape" as the production has been severely hit due to phases of lockdown and excessive rain in the hills, an official of the planters' association said on Thursday....
... Calcutta Tea Traders Association chairman Vijay Jagannath had said that the Indian tea industry is staring at a crop loss of around 200 million kg during the year....