India’s tea industry in deep crisis due to reduced production

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-01-20 10:09:08 || Updated: 2021-01-20 10:09:08

India’s tea industry is in a state of turmoil due to the coronavirus epidemic. Tea production in the country has declined in 2020 due to the labor crisis caused by the epidemic. On the other hand, the price of the beverage has risen in the Indian market due to lack of demand. Export demand has also slowed down due to price rise. All in all, this export-oriented industry is facing a deep crisis. Industry insiders say India’s tea industry will have to face the challenge of rising prices this year, which could be a factor behind the decline in beverage exports from the country. News Business Line and Economic Times.

Farewell On March 24, 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a lockdown across India to prevent corona infection. About 1.3 billion people in the country were virtually housebound in the lockdown. The tea industry is in crisis. Numerous gardens and factories were shut down due to house arrest of workers. Tea production continues to decline, amounting to about 14 crore kg. The situation was so dire that for the first time in the history of the Kolkata auction, the supply of Darjeeling tea fell to zero.

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