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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1592-1601
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.191


Value Chain Analysis of Tea and Constraints Faced by the Small Tea Growers in India with Special Reference to State Assam
Abhijit Das1* and R.R. Mishra2
1Division of Dairy Economics, Statistics and Management, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal - 132001, Haryana, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa - 848125, Samastipur, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out to estimating the cost involved in value addition of green tea leaves in Sonitpur district of Assam. The primary data were collected from 100 small tea growers drawn from fifteen randomly selected villages of two randomly selected blocks of Sonitpur district of Assam by conducting interview of individual respondents who were classified into lower-small, medium-small and higher-small tea growers on the basis of their land holdings. The secondary data were collected from various published and unpublished sources. It was found that the highest value addition took place at Industry level, where the cost of value addition was Rs. 129.18 per kilogram, followed by wholesalers (Rs.35.92 per kilogram), retailers (Rs. 17.80 per kilogram) and green leaf collector (Rs. 3.20 per kilogram). The analysis also revealed that the net incomes of small tea growers and green leaf collectors were Rs. 2.63 and Rs. 1.86 per kilogram of green tea leaves respectively; and for processors, wholesalers and retailers these were Rs. 20.00, Rs. 2.50 and Rs. 4.00 per kilogram of made tea, respectively. It was observed that non-availability of workers in the peak plucking season, lower price of green tea leaves, non-settlement of land records of the small tea growers in the government offices and high price fluctuation of green tea leaves were the common problems faced by the small tea growers in the study area during production and marketing of green tea leaves.


Keywords: Value chain, Small tea grower, Constraints, Actors
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Abhijit Das and Mishra, R.R. 2019. Value Chain Analysis of Tea and Constraints Faced by the Small Tea Growers in India with Special Reference to State Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1592-1601. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.191