April 16, 2024

Paull Ank Ford

Business Think different

Tea Board asks small growers to prune 25% area this month

Tea Board has arrive out with a proposal to enable modest growers regulate their provide chain through the peak flush months (April to Oct).

Tea Board’s Executive Director M Balaji has recommended modest growers to subject matter 25 for every cent of the tea spot to pruning so that the inexperienced leaf they harvest through April-Oct would not be in excessive or pull down price ranges.

He has listed triple benefits from these a pruning programme – modest growers can provide quality inexperienced leaf to the factories, the factories can manufacture quality teas and the quantity of teas sent to the market will not be in excessive. In that situation, price ranges of produced tea are probable to improve and modest growers would get reasonable returns, Balaji mentioned.

This is a novel idea that reverses the extended-time apply of harvesting a enormous quantity of inexperienced leaf through the flush period and flooding the factories with far more uncooked material than essential, building the factories manufacture teas working day and evening. Sometimes, although amount goes up, quality arrives down. When significant volumes are sent to the market, price ranges drop.

The Tea Board believes that if its proposal to prune 25 for every cent of the tea spot is carried out, the provide chain will be workable, ensuing in improved price ranges.