After long years, local tea fetches best price at Kolkata auction market

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, July 10 2019: For the first time, tea produced in the state has been sold at Rs. 177 per kg at Kolkata auction market bringing cheers among the local tea planters.

Normally, tea is sold at Rs. 146 per kg at auction market but this time it has brought good price forcasting a good day for the local tea planter especially Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC).

Sensing the good days, TTAADC has set a target of producing 4 lakh kg finished tea for the year 2019 year. In the last year, it has produced around one lakh kg finished tea and brought only Rs. 146 per kg.

Santosh Saha, the chairman of TTAADC on Wednesday informed the tea processing centre at Durgabari tea estate is capable of producing 5 lakh kg finished product in a year. "Before going for big size production, we want to ensure adequate quantity of tea leaf supply to run such a big size tea manufacturing factory. I hope there will be no problem to supply required tea leaf to the factory", he said.

According to Saha, tea produced in the state would get good price at Guwahati auction market like Kolkata market. "We are trying our level best to produce quality tea in all TTDC-run tea manufacturing units to compete with the best in the industry", he said.

Saha added, introduction of new logo and brand have played a key role in bringing good price for locally made tea. 



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