14/07/2020

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Tea production in the Nilgiris down 11% till May

Creation of tea in The Nilgiris, the greatest tea rising district in the South, has fallen till May perhaps compared to the same period of time of final yr as also the usual as measured by the 5-yr mean for the period of time.

Tea providers in The Nilgiris have informed Tea Board that their output in May perhaps has fallen to .seventy three million kg (mkg) from one.thirteen mkg in May perhaps 2019. This marked a large drop of 35.40 per cent.

The reduction was much additional at 48.59 per cent compared to the usual manufacturing of one.42 mkg for the month.

For that reason, in the 5 months, tea output has declined to 4.68 mkg from five.25 mkg, marking a reduction of ten.86 per cent.

The reduction was much additional at eighteen.32 per cent compared to the usual manufacturing of five.seventy three mkg for the 5 months.

Extended dry weather conditions influenced harvest in tea fields and as a result the source of the uncooked substance, environmentally friendly leaf, to the factories triggering reduce manufacturing.

Some producers stated that the lockdown given that mid-March was also responsible for reduce output despite the fact that tea industry was permitted to do the job with certain conditions.

The restriction in the selection of workers and the movement of employees and elements as also the unavailability of areas and spares and specialized help at the correct time for machinery servicing, all due to lockdown, influenced the manufacturing in quite a few factories.

The upset in the conduct of auctions due to lockdown resulted in accumulation of unsold teas forcing some factories to stagger manufacturing.

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