Plantation Agriculture – RISPC, Tea Act, etc.

Tea industry launches pilot scheme with Israeli company

  1. Drip irrigation technology is being harnessed on a pilot basis in a few gardens.
  2. Growing concern over crop loss due to paucity of rainfall.
  3. The gardens in Assam & West Bengal, suffered 2 consecutive years of crop loss due to drought like conditions.
  4. The impact was severe in 2013, when nearly half the crop was lost!
  5. Drip irrigation was being tried out on an experimental basis at certain tea estates with different agro-climatic conditions.