India's Tea production in July rose 3.4 percent to 155.59 million kilograms from 150.5 million kilograms in July last year as plucking activity picked up in the top producing north-eastern state of Assam, state-run Tea Board said.
The state produced 88.10 million kilograms in the month, up 3.7 percent from a year ago, the Board said in a statement.
Overall, the Tea production from North India increased by 4.1 per cent, while that from South India declined by 1.3 per cent, as per the data released by the Tea Board of India. Total Tea produced by the North Indian Tea gardens stood at 136.5 million kilograms. South India produced 19.1 million kilograms of Tea during the month.
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.