Kangra Tea: Ability to fight Corona, demand in Europe, ‘Kangra Tea’ got GI tag
From 1990 to 2002, the Kangra tea industry was at its peak.
Every year more than one million kilos of tea was being produced here.
In 1998-99 all records of tea production were broken and 17,11,242 kg tea was produced.
Hospice. European Union has given a big gift to Kangra Tea of Himachal Pradesh. The European Union has given GI tag to Kangra Tea. This gift has been given as green signal to launch Kangra tea in European markets with high quality.
Actually, it is a very happy moment for the people of Kangra that the European Union (EU) has given Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Kangra tea. This has been confirmed by tweeting by the EU Delegation located in India. He has written that Kangra tea has now got GI tag. Because both the European Union and India insist on the tag. At the same time, both give importance to local food and insist on maintaining local traditions. Apart from this, the purpose of both of them is also to enrich and preserve the cultural heritage.
According to the information, Kangra tea is currently being grown in very less area and its production is also relatively less. Despite this, the high quality of Kangra tea has earned it a great respect not only for the state but also for the country. According to experts, only a few products have got the European tag in the country. In such a situation, the inclusion of Kangra tea in this list is very encouraging for Kangra tea and tea producers.
Significantly, in the last few years, there is a decrease in the production of Kangra tea. Although the tea growers have maintained the quality. Kangra tea has its own special smell and taste and Kangra tea got GI tag in 2005. At present there are tea gardens in the state in about 24 hundred hectares. Four decades ago, there were tea gardens in an area of about three thousand hectares. From 1990 to 2002, the Kangra tea industry was at its peak and every year more than one million kilos of tea was being produced here. Due to the efforts of tea growers, all records of tea production were broken in 1998-99 and 17,11,242 kg of tea was produced in that year.
how much tea is produced
Due to various reasons this trade could not continue and in the last few years the figure of tea production has been less than one million kilos. However, due to the efforts being made from different areas, the production of Kangra tea has started increasing once again. Compared to other states, the size of tea gardens in the state is very less. The biggest advantage for the big tea garden owners in other states is that their labor is available here throughout the year at the right price. Being a small tea garden, labor cannot be hired for the whole year and the labor coming for some time charges a very high price. Despite all this, the tea of the state has now achieved a great position at the international level.
ability to fight corona
Tea Board of India Palampur officer Abhimanyu Sharma said that getting European GI tag is a big achievement for Kangra tea. This will further strengthen the identity of Kangra tea in the international market. At the same time, Kangra tea has its own special smell and taste and Kangra tea got GI tag in the country in 2005. Kangra tea is exported to Germany, France, England. A lot of efforts have been made by the Himachal government for the European GI tag. Let us tell you that during the Corona period, it was claimed that Kangra tea has the ability to fight against Corona.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 02, 2023, 13:10 IST