MUMBAI Oct 18 Tea production in India eased 1.7
percent to 154.56 million kg in September from a year earlier,
the state-run Tea Board said on Monday, as plucking fell in the
top producing north-eastern state of Assam.
Production in Assam fell 8.5 percent from a year earlier to
85.01 million kg, the Board said in a statement.
India, the world's second biggest tea producer, exports CTC
(crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK,
and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and Russia.
(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)