- Tea is, of course,
Darjeeling's most famous export. From its 78 gardens, employing over
40,000 people, it produces the bulk of West Bengal's crop, which is
almost a quarter of India's total.
- The tea plantations
were one of the first agricultural enterprises to use clonal plants
in their replanting scheme, though most of the tea trees are at
least 100 years old and nearing the end of their useful of even
- Tea plantation is a
labor intensive operations; and its capital investment is limited to
a few tractors some machines for drying and packing.
- The process of
establishing and operating a tea plantation is similar to that of
any other commercial farm. It involves identification of suitable
land, securing the land through lease or by making farmers share
holders in the commercial venture, preparing the land, planting and
harvesting the tea leaves, drying the leaves and packing.
- The main objective of
the trials conducted in Deckiajuli Tea Estate was to increase
productivity of the tea bush by managing the pests with organic
- Tea plantation
industry is a combination of industry and agriculture (plantation is
a large estate on which crops such as tea. coffee, rubber etc. are
- Tea plantations occupy
30.84 per cent of the total area under plantations in India and
production oftea account for 46.49 per cent oftbe total national
- India's tea
plantations can be largely grouped into two regions, North India and
South India, occupying 77.68 per cent and 22.32 per cent
respectively of the total area under tea in India.
- Tea plantation
industry is an important industry in Kerala.
- The first Indian to
start planting of tea was an Assamese nobleman Maniram Dutta Barma,
popularly known as Maniram Dewan.
- Tea plantation, tea
estates and the tea industry as a whole has been seriously hit by
the explosive environment in
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