• The total turnover of the tea industry in the country is likely to touch 33,000 crore rupees by 2015.

  • The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, ASSOCHAM, in Guwahati today said that the industry has at present a turnover of 19,500 crore rupees.

  • India is the world’s largest consumer and second largest tea producer. With nearly six lakh hectares under tea cultivation, the domestic industry is growing at a compound annual growth rate of about 15 percent.  
  • The release also said that nearly 35 lakh workers are being employed in over 1 thousand 500 tea estates across India.   

  • Assam contributes over half of the country’s total tea and around 12 percent of global tea production.    
  • Due to its affordable and addictive nature, nearly 90 percent of country’s total population drinks tea.  
  • It may be recalled that Assam government has already declared tea as state drink and also urged the Centre to recognize tea as national drink.