ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indian Tea Industry Problems and Policies

Neelanjana Mitra The history of Indian tea spans more than 160 years. The rapid expansion of tea cultivation in Assam was followed by the establishment of plantations in Darjeeling, Terai and the Dooars regions of north Bengal and the Nilgiris and other districts of south India. The present paper focuses on the relatively recent developments in the Indian tea industry Discussing briefly the features of the industry in respect of production, demand, exports and the nature of the market, both domestic and international, the paper follows it up with an analytical framework within which the industry may be studied and concludes with policy prescriptions.

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