Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Tea (Camellia sinensis) cultivation and its economic aspects in Assam (India)
Author(s): Abhijit Das, Rajesh Kumar Bishnoi and RR Mishra
Abstract: The present study aimed at estimating the cost involved in production of green tea leaves for small tea growers and income generated thereof 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. It was observed that total cost of cultivation for lower-small, medium-small and higher-small tea growers was Rs.139339.47, 144767.21 and 152710.68, respectively. The total cost of the three categories of the small tea growers indicated that the total cost varied directly with the land size of small tea growers. The examination of efficiency parameters of tea cultivation indicated that yield (tonne per ha), gross return (Rs. per ha), net return (Rs. per ha), benefit-cost ratio and cost of production of green tea leaves (Rs. per tonne) per ha of tea plantation were 28.59, 483639.68, 338033.80, 3.30 and 16916.39, respectively.
How to cite this article:
Abhijit Das, Rajesh Kumar Bishnoi and RR Mishra. Tea (Camellia sinensis) cultivation and its economic aspects in Assam (India). 2020; 9(2S): 58-62.