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Kotagiri to Kachibari Case Studies on Ecological Tea Cultivation

Publication - October 15, 2014
The introduction of chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides resulted in an increase in production in the early years, but by the 1990s and early 2000s, yields had begun to stagnate.

The first commercial tea plantation started in Assam in the 1830s. Ever since tea cultivation has spread across India - from the north-east to the extreme south-west, across various agro-climatic zones. After 180 years, India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China and the fourth largest exporter.

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