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