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From the Chairman's desk

From the Chairman’s desk Infini-tea 2010 (p-2)

sensing and GIS, R&D for improved processing machinery are beginning to bear fruit.

E-Auction (p-3) SPTF Scheme (p-5) Report of the FAO-IGG (p-6) GIS/ Remote Sensing Mapping (p-8) Organic Tea Development Project (p-8) Darjeeling Tea Protected as Geographical Indication (p-10) Exhibitions & Events (p-11) Tea Research (p-12) Productions & Exports (p-13)

Tea sold through E-auctions has already crossed 300 million kgs.

Dear Friends

Some of our major achievements:

As I pen this on the eve of the completion of my five year tenure as Chairman, we are into the last quarter of 2010. The year 2010 opened with some hope for the tea sector since primary prices had revived to new highs in 2009. However, the year has brought mixed fortunes with the weather and pest attacks in North India causing production to fall in critical periods.

• Tea sold through e-auction has crossed the 300 m kg mark.

The year 2010 will also be remembered as the year when all six major auction centres in India, including Siliguri progressing to a modern electronic mode. The economic downturn has also eased and the buoyant domestic market in India has contributed immensely to the improving health of the industry. Like the proverbial tea kettle which is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings, the industry has today the confidence to invest in its long-term sustainability. I am happy to observe that we have doubled the rate of uprooting and replanting since the introduction of the Special Purpose Tea Fund in 2007 and large number of factories have upgraded their machinery and adopted quality certification systems. The industry has been accused in the past of not investing in good years but I am of the opinion that that attitude does not exist today. Not only have we renewed our pursuit with extra enthusiasm on quality enhancement and value-addition measures, new endeavours like digital mapping of tea areas through remote

• Reform of the auction system. • Special Purpose Tea Fund : 20,000 ha replanted since 2007. • Incentives for the small growers and opening of new offices of the Tea Board in the areas of small growers' concentration namely Dibrugarh and Jalpaiguri. • Reopening of 27 out of the 35 tea gardens that were closed in 2007. • Creation of enhanced infrastructure for Tea Research, Training and quality laboratories. • Hosting of the 19th session of FAOIntergovernmental Group on Tea in Delhi in May 2010. • Launching of an organic tea development project with support from CFC-Common fund for commodities, FAO and IFOAM. • Launching of a pilot project for looking at the scope for minimizing the energy requirements in the tea processing factories, with support from UNDP-Global Environment Facility. We all have much to look forward to in the immediate future as we consolidate our gains and strive further for betterment. Wishing you all the best !

Basudeb Banerjee Chairman


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Infini-tea 2010 Tocklai Tea Centenary Conference

Shri Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce and Industry

The Conference in progress

inaugurating the conference

The year 2010 marked the beginning of the

adaptation of tea to climate change on global level

centenary years of Tocklai Experimental Station. In commemoration of its 100 years of service to the

strategies for safer tea

tea industry, an international scientific conference

A consumer point of view on MRL's and safety

how regulators looks at the fixation of MRL's

sustainability of tea trough research

by Shri Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of

sustainable agriculture

Commerce and Industry. Shri Pradyut Bordoloi,

tea and health – health promoting effects of

was held in New Delhi on 10-11 May 2010. The Conference was attended by around 423 delegates from 21 countries. The Conference was inaugurated

tea drinking

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government

short and long term outlook of tea industry.

of Assam graced the occasion as Guest of Honour.

The Hon'ble Minister, Commerce and Industry,

Detailed papers can be downloaded from the website

lauded the achievements of TRA and urged TRA

www.tocklai.net

to move forward in providing guidance in the

The Plenary session of the conference was chaired by

present circumstances where in competition from

Dr Rahul Khullar, Commerce Secretary, Government

other tea growing countries are intense. Over two

of India. Dr Khullar stated that it is important to try out

day period there were five sessions and important

innovative models for the tea industry to sustain and

themes deliberated include:

progress. He felt that the research needs should be reviewed in terms of current needs of the consumer.

Securing Growing Environments

the medium and long term global

crores towards commemoration of the centenary of

agricultural markets

the Tea Research Institute.

Government of India has granted a sum of Rs. 20

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Tea Sold Through E-auctions Crossed 300 Million Kgs.

Shri Jairam Ramesh, Honourable Minister of State for Commerce, inaugurating the function.

In 2008, Shri Jairam Ramesh the then Honourable Minister of State for Commerce, had inaugurated the introduction of E-auction system in Kolkata, Siliguri, Guwahati, Coonoor, Coimbatore and Kochi. The E-auction application designed and supported by NSE–IT has undergone many enhancements with the Buyers and Auctioneers demanding many more features as they get familiar

and comfortable with the system. Moving from a 148-year-old legacy of “open outcry” system to a completely electronic platform was a sea change for all the stakeholders in the tea industry. There was an initial reluctance and resistance from the users, but with time, they have accepted the system in a positive manner and the results are here to see !

Teas sold through Electronic Auction during 2009-10 & 2010-11 April 2009 to March 2010

April 2010 to September 2010

Quantity (M.Kgs.)

Average Price (Rs/kg)

Quantity (M.Kgs.)

Average Price (Rs/kg)

Kolkata

29.88

122.99

46.43

128.98

Guwahati

56.74

109.08

50.27

119.16

Siliguri

4.12

102.45

18.17

106.02

Cochin

38.09

89.33

28.58

78.02

Coonoor

42.24

74.89

26.38

56.32

Coimbatore

22.74

78.52

11.06

59.34

Grand Total

193.81

96.16

180.89

101.04

Auction centre

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Current Status Auction centre

Commencement and current status of e-auction

Kolkata

100% live e-auction started for dust teas since 17th June, 2009. 100% e-auction for CTC Leaf teas since 3rd April 2010 ( Since sale no 14 of 2010 ).

Guwahati

100% live e-auction started for dust teas since 20th May, 2009. 100% e-auction for Leaf teas since first week of January 2010.

Siliguri

Live e-auction with1000 Lots for CTC Leaf & 50% of the total lots of Dust teas since 16th April 2010. Live e-auction with1500 Lots for CTC Leaf since first week of July 2010. 100% Leaf and Dust auction from 8th October 2010.

Coonoor

100% electronic auction for both leaf and dust teas since 7th May, 2009.

Coimbatore

100% electronic auction for both leaf and dust teas since 8th May, 2009

Cochin

100% e-auction started for both leaf and dust teas since 14th July, 2009.

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Benefits of e-auction system • Direct participation by each auction stake holder. • Facilities for multiple associate log-in (five user id and password for each seller, buyer, auctioneer, auction organiser and warehouse). • Flexibility in setting up of auction sessions in any auction day. • Parallel bidding. • Facility to create “My Catalogue” out of total catalogue by buyer and auctioneers. • Facilities for Participation of Large number of buyers in the bidding process which is not possible in Manual auction due to limitation of auction hall's space. • Access from anywhere since Web based. • Scope of sharing of any lot to the next highest bidder . • Option of 'anonymity' of buyers during the bidding process. • Option for Parallel Session for two type of tea against the requirement of more than one Hall in Manual auction. • Dissemination of auction sale information quickly compared to Manual auction. • Reduction in transaction time and cost. • Planning tool in the hands of buyers and other stakeholders as bid history and analysis is easily available. • Dynamic Knock down process as 'reserve price' can be changed by auctioneers during the time of bidding by the buyers. • Integration of pre-auction and post-auction activities of different stakeholders with the auction activities in the e-auction platform. • Facility to avoid duplication of work in capturing

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relevant information from manufacturers and warehouses. Facility for Manufacturers for uploading of tea dispatch information on the E-platform directly in addition to viewing the auction prices during the Auction Session. Facility for Warehouses to upload AWR directly on the E-platform Facility to view the auction prices by Auction Organiser and Tea Board during and after the Auction Session. Facility for Auctioneers to view AWR Entry Form and for its modifications, as and when required in addition to upload dispatch information & AWR, if the same not uploaded by manufacturers and warehouses. Facility for Auction Organiser to assign Auction Date/ Sale Date and to assign Lot Number to teas by Auctioneers under Invoices within each AWR. Facility for uploading the Buyer's Valuation, Buyer's comments and Auto Bid Indicator in Buyer's ' My Catalogue'. Facility for submission of 'Auto Bid' by the buyers which is only possible in e-auction system. Facility for generating Tax Invoice & Delivery Order after conclusion of sale. The major enhancement like Parallel Session for Leaf & Dust teas for Guwahati and Kolkata tea auction centres. Proxy Bidding facility has been incorporated in the e-auction system . Separate screens for undertaking activities/ viewing by the auction stake holders: Producers warehouse owners auctioneers auction organisers buyers


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Special Purpose Tea Fund Scheme This Scheme was launched in 2007-08 for encouraging tea gardens to take up large scale uprooting and replanting of old aged tea bushes for improving production and productivity for competitive sustenance. The target set for the XIth Plan period was 40992 ha comprising of replantation in 32560 ha and rejuvenation in 8432 ha. Rejuvenation pruning is allowed only in hilly areas and in the tillah areas of Cachar and Tripura. The average rate of replanting over the last three decades hovered around 1800 ha per annum i.e. roughly around 0.5% of the tea area. While it was envisaged to raise the rate of replanting @2.5% per annum under the SPTF, the average area replanted during the last three years works out to

about 4000 ha which is little more than double the rate of replanting observed during the last three decades. The replantation is a capital intensive operation with almost nil return on investment in initial years due to long gestation period. As the industry had passed through a long recession from 1999–2007, it was unable to make use of the scheme to the desired extent during the last three years. The stability in price over the last three years however has helped the industry in making good of the losses sustained during recession. Having nearly consolidated the financial position, it is expected that the industry will be in a position to take up large scale replanting in the coming years.

The Cumulative Achievements During The First Three Years Of XIth Plan Targets 2007-10

Activities

Sl No

Achievements 2007-10

Financial Crore 1

Replanting

2

Rejuvenation

Financial Crore

Physical

Physical

14530 ha 60.00

12342 ha

5021 ha

60.00

4102 ha

Impact of SPTF IMPACT OF SPTF IN ACCELARATING THE PACE OF REPLANTING AND REJUVENATION AS COMPARED TO LAST 10 YEARS.

Percentage 4.00 3.50

% growth of Replanting and Rejuvenation Target % (Ha)

3.00

Achievement%

2.50 2.00

1.86

1.50

1.36

1.48

1.50

1.34 1.11

1.00 0.64

0.62

0.50

0.50

0.60

0.59 0.47 0.30

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05 5

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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Inauguration of the 19th Session of the FAO-IGG on Tea

Shri J Scindia, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce addressing the inaugural session of the 19th IGG May 2010

A section of the gathering

The FAO-Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Tea

The Group noted that in the medium term, the

serves as a platform for intergovernmental

projections made by FAO suggested that supply and

consultation for production, consumption, trade and

demand of black tea will be in equilibrium in 2019,

price of tea and facilitates a regular appraisal of the

which would promote relatively stable prices at

global market situation for policy framing. It meets

slightly higher than the historical average price over

once in two years. On behalf of Government of India,

the past decade. Therefore, an overreaction to high

Tea Board hosted the 19th session of IGG-tea in New

prices, particularly in terms of expanding growing

Delhi from 12th to 14th May 2010.

areas, should be avoided, while efforts by the Group

100 delegates from 16 countries participated in the

to expand demand and diversify products into other

deliberations. The participant countries account for

segments of the market should be encouraged.

almost 90 percent of world tea production and 85% of global tea trade. The observers from

The World Tea Model developed by FAO was

the organizations such as World Intellectual

presented to the Group. FAO Secretariat also

Property Organisation (WIPO), Common fund for

presented to the group a software program, which

Commodities (CFC), International Tea Committee

would enable member countries to view results

also attended. The Group elected Shri Ashok K.

generated by the model and introduce amendments

Mangotra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of

to projections as necessary. The Group agreed to

Commerce and Industry, as Chairperson, and

provide focal points, ideally with a background in

Shri Joseph P. Simrany(USA) as First Vice Chairperson

Statistics and/or Economics, to work with the

and Shri. Japhet Kareke Mbiuk (Kenya) as Second

Secretariat in the formulation of medium-term

Vice Chairperson. The session examined the current, medium and long term prospects for production,

outlook for tea. The Secretariat apprised the Group

consumption and trade of tea and the likely impact

that the tea database would be made available to

on the world market.

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The important papers presented during the session

The group agreed to the following actions plan to be

include:

carried out before the next session.

1. Market development in selected countries and

Provide focal points, ideally with a background in

country reports from India, China, Indonesia,

statistics and/or economics, to work with the

Kenya and Sri Lanka.

Secretariat in the formulation of the medium-term outlook for tea.

2. Preliminary analysis of the impact of high tea prices on global tea economy.

Expand the terms of reference of the focal points to include generation of data on green tea.

3. Analysis of the impact of rising cost of land and labour on cost of production.

Organize workshops to examine in more detail the concepts and approaches underlying the Model.

4. Sustainability of smallholder tea production in the

• Prepare market reports for presentation at the

United Republic of Tanzania.

20th Session focusing on market development

5. The report of the working group on tea trade

and domestic consumption.

and quality.

• Carry out further analysis to assess the

6. The report of the working on Geographical

determinants of supply response in the long-run,

indications.

particularly decisions related to new plantings.

N.B. These papers are available in the following link

• Revise estimates of demand and supply

http://www.fao.org/unfao/bodies/ccp/tea/2010/index_en.htm

The Group also considered reports of the working

elasticities in collaboration with member

group on Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) and

countries.

residue in tea brew. The Group noted

from the

• Define specification of supply equation for both

report of working groups that the targets of Action

estates and smallholders so as to assess

Plan, adopted at the 18th Session, have been

smallholders' share in total supply response.

achieved and an impressive progress has been

• Create an electronic forum for the exchange of

accomplished towards ensuring compliance with

information amongst IGG members about the

the regulations (spearheaded by India and UK) and

issues that are debated.

investigating residuals in tea brew led by China,

• Carry out an economic impact assessment of

India. The group recommended continuation of the

GI on trade.

working group on MRLs and also investigating

• Develop and coordinate technical assistance

residues in tea brew under the leadership of

required from WIPO.

China (Prof. Chen) with the assistance of India

• Conduct a follow up study on risk management

(Dr. T.C. Chaudhuri) and United States (Mr. Joseph

relevant to tea.

Chaudhuri).

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Mapping of Tea Areas Through GIS and Remote Sensing Under the XIth Plan R&D initiative, a project in collaboration with ISRO was launched in 2007-08 for mapping of tea areas of Assam and West Bengal through GIS and Remote Sensing. The project on completion will indicate the actual extent of tea areas in various parts of Assam and West Bengal and other land resources available within Grant areas of Tea. It would also help Tea Board in monitoring the physical progress of replanting under taken by individual tea gardens with financial support under SPTF schemes.

Organic Tea Development Project This project supported by the FAO-IGG, CFC

the respective regions have been associated with the

(Common Fund for Commodities) and IFOAM was

Model farms for conducting experiments on all

launched in September 2008. It aims at establishing

aspects of organic tea production. A market survey

scientific package of practices for organic tea,

has been undertaken by IFOAM to study the demand

harmonization of certification parameters and

for organic tea in the United States and a report has

identification of market potential for organic tea and

been submitted. Steps have also been initiated for

development of marketing strategies for organic tea

establishment of Capacity Building centre for

in the world market. Three Model farms one each of

conducting training as well as act as information centre.

100 ha size have since been established in Assam,

Training programmes are being organized for the

Darjeeling and in Kerala. Three R & D institutions in

benefit of workers, supervisors and managerial staff.

Development of New Machinery for Tea Processing This project in collaboration with IIT - Kharagpur was launched as a part of new R & D programme approved for the XIth plan period. The IIT - Kharagpur has initiated research work aimed at development of several prototypes of tea processing machinery, which are capable of processing high volume without compromising the quality, and at less energy consumption.

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reform. The project team identified lack of awareness about energy issues, poor confidence level in energy efficient equipment, lack of access to technical competency, absence of an enabling mechanism for reform and financing as the major barriers.

This comprises the energy lab and the energy demonstration centre where facilities for testing the fuel and equipment have been created. • Creation of model tea factories where all the electrical energy recommendations have been demonstrated. At the Kaikatty INDCO factory the electrical energy consumption has been reduced to 0.48 KWH / kg of made tea.

In the past two years the following initiatives have been taken: • About 25 awareness meetings were held about specific issues like energy audits, renewable energy interventions, energy plantations in south India and also in Kolkata and Jorhat. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter.

• Setting up of fuel labs in 4 tea factories located in different tea clusters in south India. This would enable tea factories to take informed decisions about fuel purchase, storage etc.

• Preliminary energy audits were conducted in 266 tea factories to establish the baseline energy consumption data and detailed energy audits in 72 factories. These audits have established that orthodox factories use 0.6 – 0.8 KWH and CTC factories 1.0 –1.2 KWH of electrical energy and 4000 kcals/ kg (Orthodox) and 6000 kcals/ kg (CTC) of thermal energy per kg of made tea. The south Indian tea industry consumes 240 million KWH of electricity and 336,600 tons of firewood annually. It is possible to save 20% of both electricity and fuel through implementation of the 12 recommendations made by the energy audits.

• Announcement of financial incentives for demo dedicated briquetting units for the tea industry. The steering committee has approved financial incentives of Rs 5 lakh per briquetting unit for 3 demo units. • Financial incentives of Rs 5 lakhs each for demonstration of hot water generators in two bought leaf factories. Data collected so far, shows that project interventions have resulted in 70 factories adopting at least one energy efficient recommendation. At the present rate of adoption, the energy efficient equipment is saving 5.187 million KWH of electrical energy and 8326 tons of firewood / annum with a carbon emission mitigation of 17,200 tons of Co2 / yr.

• Creation of the UPASI energy service facility.

Setting Up of A Separate Cell to Look Into the Developmental Needs of the Small Growers. There is a growing demand from all the North Eastern State for opening of the new offices of the Board to provide better services to small growers. As the existing manpower of the Board is very thin and having taken up additional work load for implementation of SPTF and Orthodox subsidy scheme, small grower cell etc., it has become impossible for the Board to meet the demands of the NE States as well as the small growers whose number has gone up manifold in recent years. Keeping this in view, a proposal has been submitted to Government for augmentation of technical manpower of the Board for efficient management of Small Grower Cell and for opening of new filed offices in all the important areas of small grower concentration. The proposal of the Board is under active consideration of the Government.

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Registration of Darjeeling As A Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) All teas produced in the tea growing areas of India, including Darjeeling, are administered by the Tea Board, India under the Tea Act, 1953. Since its establishment, the Tea Board has had sole control over the growing and exporting of Darjeeling Tea and it is this which has given rise to the reputation enjoyed by Darjeeling Tea. The Tea Board has been engaged in the protection and preservation of this treasured icon of India's cultural heritage as a Geographical Indication on a worldwide basis. Article 24.9 of the TRIPS (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement states that no foreign jurisdiction is obliged to safeguard any Geographical Indication if the same has not been properly protected and enforced in the home country. Accordingly under The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999: DARJEELING word and logo were the first Geographical Indications to be registered in India in the name of the Tea Board.

the geographical area perfectly fits to the criteria set out in the said Regulation to be registered as a PGI. This Regulation provides the mechanism for registration of non-European Geographical Indications and the protection thereof in all the member countries of the European Commission. The benefits of the registration can be ascertained from the very fact that once the mark DARJEELING is registered as PGI all the members states of the European Commission will be duty bound to enforce it under Article 10 of the Regulation. This will not only prevent the imitation, unfair commercial use of the mark and all passing-off actions but also put an end to all the existing sale of the products being sold as Darjeeling containing teas of other origin. Moreover the Board will be in a position to put a mechanism to track the supply chain of Darjeeling tea starting from any of the 87 tea estates of Darjeeling to the final consumer in any of the member state of the Commission. In October 2009 the Commission after careful examination of all the materials filed by the Board in support of the registration was pleased to publish it in its official journal. During the statutory objection period the EC has received some objections. The objections are based on some misgivings and misplaced apprehensions. The Board is in the process of negotiating with all the Objectors to ally their fear and with all certainty it can be said that in the next few months the mark DARJEELING will be registered as a PGI.

In addition to registration of both the word and logo mark of DARJEELING in various countries under their respective domestic laws, in the year 2006 the Board took a major initiative to protect the mark in Europe by fling an application for registration of DARJEELING as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) before the European Commission under its regulation 510 of 2006. Darjeeling tea being produced and/or processed in the listed 87 gardens of the defined geographical area and possessing specific quality, reputation and characteristics attributable to

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Exhibitions & Events The list of overseas events for the year 2010-11 April 2010

October, 2010

Tea & Coffee World Cup, Vienna - 25th - 27th Food & Hospitality, Beruit, Lebanon - 27th - 30

London office Dubai

May 2010 Iran Food & Beverage - May - June

Dubai

World Tea Expo, East, Boston, USA + Tea Tasting Event (13 - 16th October)

H.O.

World Food Ukraine, Kiev (28th-31st October), 2010

Moscow

SIAL Paris, France (17th to 21st October)

London

Tunis International Fair, October 2010

Dubai

June 2010 Coffee, Tea, cocoa, Hamburg - 4th - 6th

London

India Show, Dubai 8th - 10th

Dubai

The list of overseas events to follow

July 2010 Damascus International Fair -14th - 22nd

February, 2011

Dubai

August 2010 Hongkong International Tea Fair

Head office

Great India Bazaar, Almaty -14th - 22nd

Head office

India Show- Johannesburg 29th -1st September

Dubai/Head office

Gulf Food 2011, Dubai

Dubai

Prodexpo, Moscow + BSM

Moscow

Bio-Fach, Nurenburg, Germany

London

March, 2011

September 2010 World Food Moscow - 14th - 17th

Head office

China Tea Expo Beijing - 20th - 23rd

Head office

Tea-Coffee-Canada, Toronto -26th - 27th Head office

Foodex, Tokyo, Japan (ITPO) + Tea Tasting ( 1st - 4th March )

H.O.

Cairo Intl. Fair, Cairo, Egypt

Dubai

The 'India Show' at Dubai and Johannesburg were attended by the Hon'ble Minister of Commerce, Shri Anand Sharma.

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Tea Research Tea Board had organized the 64th Tea Research Liaison Committee (TRLC) meeting on 25-26 August,2010 to evaluate all (20 nos) the ongoing 11th plan research projects funded by Tea Board. Three Tea Research Institutes in the country, namely, Tocklai Experimental Station of TRA of North East India, United Planters Association for South India (UPASI) Tea Research Foundation of South India and Darjeeling Tea Research and Development Centre (DTR&DC) of Darjeeling tea industry are having eleven (11), four (4) and two (2) research projects respectively, while other national Institutes/University like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Calcutta University and Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (CDAC), Kolkata are having one each research projects. The research areas encompasses applied, regulatory and basic aspects of tea research required for short, medium and long term benefit to the tea industry of India. A wide range of tea science including plant improvement, production (agronomy and soil science), plant protection(mycology and entomology), quality, research engineering ,tea processing and electronics, tea diversification etc have been covered in all the projects of 11th plan schemes. In the above mentioned meeting, Directors and scientists (Principle Investigators) of Tea Research Institutes, other Principle Investigators have presented the progress report of last one year findings in front of a committee (TRLC) constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India comprising of Prof A. K. Sharma (Calcutta University), Dr. P.S.Ahuja (IHBT,Palampur), Prof Sudip Chattopadhyay (NIT,Durgapur), Dr. L. Manivel (Coimbatore), Dr. M.Hazarika (TRA), Dr. P.Mohankumar (UPASI); representatives from the tea industry and senior Tea Board officials. Deputy Chairman, Tea Board while welcoming the committee members, scientists and all other participants highlighted the importance of tea research and its utilization for the benefit to the industry. She emphasized about frequent interaction and sharing of information amongst various groups, proper coordination and commitment, also mentioning a special web page for uploading important research findings generated by participating Institutes time to time.

National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF) NTRF started functioning since 1988 with administrative and collateral support from Tea Board with an aim to support innovative research in tea cultivation & husbandry, enhancing its quality and yield, development of machineries, socio-economic aspects of workers and effect of tea on human health. Recently, NTRF organized a one day workshop on Tea & Health on 6th August, 2010 at Bengal Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Basudeb Banerjee, Chairman, Tea Board and ex-officio President of NTRF, inaugurated the workshop. In his inaugural speech he stressed that the findings of the scientists on positive health aspects of tea should be popularized by the Industry so that the common man considers drinking black tea as part of a balanced diet. Some of the distinguished personalities who graced the event with their presence were Prof V.L. Chopra, Prof A.K. Sharma, Prof B.C. Bhowmick. 12


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Tea Statistics India Tea Fact Production Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

2005

945.97

2005-06

948.94

2006

981.80

2006-07

973.07

2007

986.43

2007-08

987.02

2008 (E)

980.82

2008-09 (E)

972.77

2009 (E)

979.00

2009-10 (E)

991.18

2010 [Jan to Aug] (E)

584.90

2010-11 [Apr- Aug] (E)

490.83

2009 [Jan to Aug] (E)

595.26

2009-10 [Apr- Aug] (E)

513.38

(E) Estimated and subject to revision

Exports of Tea from India Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

Value (MUS $)

U. P. ($/Kg)

Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

Value (MUS $)

U. P. ($/Kg)

2006

218.73

443.99

2.03

2006-07

218.15

451.79

2.07

2007

178.75

437.26

2.45

2007-08

185.32

469.59

2.53

2008

203.12

551.17

2.71

2008-09

190.64

518.04

2.72

2009

197.90

575.67

2.91

2009-10

213.43

637.80

2.99

2010 (Jan to Aug) (E)

124.15

352.64

2.84

2010-11 [Apr- Aug] (E)

70.15

192.35

2.74

2009 (Jan to Aug)

114.66

323.03

2.82

2009-10 [Apr- Aug]

76.20

226.12

2.97

(E) Estimated and subject to revision

Import of Tea Into India Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

Value (MUS $)

U. P. ($/Kg)

Year

Qty (M.Kgs)

Value (MUS $)

U. P. ($/Kg)

2006

23.81

26.42

1.11

2006-07

20.80

24.52

1.18

2007

15.99

25.27

1.58

2007-08

16.75

26.87

1.60

2008

20.28

37.31

1.84

2008-09

22.03

39.47

1.79

2009

25.46

44.31

1.74

2009-10

25.67

44.73

1.74

2010 (Jan to July) (E)

11.20

21.51

1.92

2010-11 [Apr-July] (E)

6.17

13.12

2.13

2009 (Jan to July)

13.17

22.49

1.71

2009-10 [Apr- July]

8.36

14.49

1.73

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Tea Price Situation: Year

North India

South India

All India

Qty. (M.Kgs)

Avg. Price (Per Kg)

Qty. (M.Kgs)

Avg. Price (Per Kg)

Qty. (M.Kgs)

Avg. Price (Per Kg)

2005

374.81

63.61

135.42

42.67

510.23

58.05

2006

364.51

71.62

134.56

50.79

499.07

66.01

2007

381.87

73.37

132.53

49.70

514.40

67.27

2008

390.28

95.27

156.07

66.27

546.35

86.99

2009

376.09

114.86

141.69

81.03

517.78

105.60

2010 (Jan to Aug)

203.91

113.19

101.62

66.06

305.53

97.52

2009 (Jan to Aug)

207.00

109.45

90.07

81.44

297.07

100.96

Sale of Tea at All India Auction Qty (M.Kgs.)

Average Price (per Kg)

60

130 110

50

90

40

70 30 50 20

30

10 0

10 Jan

Feb

Mar

Qty 2010

April Qty 2009

May Price 2010

June

July

Aug

Price 2009

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Major Country-wise Exports of Tea from India 2009 Major Countries

2008

Qty (M.Kgs.)

Value (M US $.)

UP ($/Kg.)

Qty (M.Kgs.)

Value (M US $.)

UP ($/Kg.)

46.34

116.72

2.52

40.44

93.91

2.32

Kazakhstan

9.43

29.46

3.12

11.33

32.16

2.84

Ukraine

1.63

3.78

2.32

1.56

3.37

2.16

Uzbekistan

0.02

0.05

2.24

0.08

0.22

2.76

Other CIS

0.42

1.53

3.65

0.61

2.08

3.41

Total CIS

57.84

151.54

2.62

54.02

131.74

2.44

United Kingdom

16.72

46.79

2.80

19.30

49.54

2.57

Netherlands

2.57

12.81

4.98

2.58

12.76

4.95

Germany

4.00

19.19

4.80

4.33

20.82

4.81

Ireland

1.44

8.39

5.82

1.48

7.97

5.38

Poland

3.27

10.09

3.09

3.45

9.25

2.68

U.S.A.

9.21

35.89

3.90

9.55

35.38

3.71

Canada

2.44

8.91

3.65

1.52

5.70

3.75

U.A.E.

19.42

58.92

3.03

24.80

65.08

2.62

Iran

11.53

36.80

3.19

15.90

48.37

3.04

Iraq

16.59

43.77

2.64

5.11

15.43

3.02

Saudi Arabia

2.85

7.77

2.73

3.40

8.63

2.54

A.R.E.

5.58

10.59

1.90

15.04

25.74

1.71

Turkey

0.01

0.12

8.43

0.11

0.27

2.43

13.40

21.02

1.57

10.74

17.47

1.63

Singapore

0.37

1.70

4.58

0.32

1.65

5.16

Sri Lanka

4.03

11.07

2.75

5.57

12.79

2.30

Kenya

1.84

2.45

1.33

2.06

2.88

1.40

Japan

3.01

16.84

5.60

2.71

15.39

5.68

Pakistan

7.51

13.89

1.85

7.67

13.23

1.72

Australia

4.60

26.47

5.75

4.91

23.87

4.86

Other Countries

9.67

30.65

3.17

8.55

27.21

3.18

197.90

575.67

2.91

203.12

551.17

2.71

Russian Federation

Afghanistan

Total

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Major Country-wise Exports of Tea from India 2009-10

Major Countries

Qty (M.Kgs.)

2008-09

Value (M US $.)

UP ($/Kg.)

Qty (M.Kgs.)

Value (M US $.)

UP ($/Kg.)

Russian Federation

48.35

129.45

2.68

36.75

85.40

2.32

Kazakhstan

11.10

35.73

3.22

9.76

28.60

2.93

1.78

4.46

2.51

1.58

3.33

2.11

0.06

0.15

2.62

Other CIS

0.50

1.70

3.35

0.55

1.85

3.34

Total CIS

61.73

171.34

2.78

48.70

119.33

2.45

United Kingdom

17.79

50.86

2.86

18.64

46.25

2.48

Netherlands

2.73

13.83

5.06

2.53

12.44

4.91

Germany

3.89

19.40

4.99

4.28

19.75

4.62

Ireland

1.51

10.16

6.71

1.49

7.30

4.91

Poland

3.42

10.81

3.16

2.99

8.34

2.79

U.S.A.

9.81

39.35

4.01

8.89

33.36

3.75

Canada

2.35

8.40

3.57

1.7

6.68

3.92

U.A.E.

21.97

67.83

3.09

21.66

60.00

2.77

Iran

13.28

44.00

3.31

13.92

42.68

3.07

Iraq

17.36

47.27

2.72

6.61

17.44

2.64

Saudi Arabia

2.82

8.28

2.93

3.11

7.81

2.51

A.R.E.

5.76

11.71

2.03

12.73

21.55

1.69

Turkey

0.01

0.09

8.29

0.08

0.23

2.81

13.33

20.60

1.55

12.81

20.21

1.58

Singapore

0.36

1.58

4.39

0.3

1.53

5.10

Sri Lanka

5.05

14.19

2.81

4.37

10.50

2.40

Kenya

3.09

4.42

1.43

1.84

2.51

1.36

Japan

2.95

16.84

5.71

2.78

15.12

5.43

Pakistan

8.31

16.56

1.99

7.91

13.13

1.66

Australia

4.56

25.49

5.59

4.86

24.91

5.13

11.35

34.79

3.06

8.44

26.97

3.19

213.43

637.80

2.99

190.64

518.04

2.72

Ukraine Uzbekistan

Afghanistan

Other Countries Total

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