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Assam tea production during the month of November last has declined. While tea production in India suffered a decline in the month of November 2017, production of the green gold in Assam too was down by about eight million kilogram.  

According to data released by the Tea Board, in Assam, estimated production in November stood at 60.70 million kilogram, as compared to 68.20 million kg in November, 2016. Assam is the world’s largest tea-growing region and has plantation history of over 190 years.

West Bengal gardens also witnessed a decline in tea production in November at 35.35 million kg as against 38.69 million kg in November 2016. Total crop shortfall in north India stood at 11.39 million kg in last November.

However in south India, there had been marginal gain in production at 20.55 million kg in November 2017 as compared to 19.20 million kg in the same month the previous year.

Taking both North and South India together, the estimated crop shortfall stood at 10.04 million kg in November, the Tea Board data said.

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