Kolkata, Mar 6 Tea production during January this year declined to 17.15 million kilograms from 19.16 million kilograms in the same month of 2017, registering a fall of 10.49 per cent.
According to Tea Board data, the decline in estimated tea production of 2.01 million kilograms was due to crop loss in north India.
Assam's production in north India in January was almost flat at 1.32 million kgs, as compared to 1.31 million kgs produced in the corresponding month of 2017.
West Bengal's production for the month stood at 3.33 million kgs, down by 25.66 per cent from 4.48 million kgs produced in the same month of 2017.
In south India, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, the tea production decreased by 5.87 per cent to 12.34 million kgs in January 2018 as against 13.11 million kgs produced in same month last year.