Tea industry in India is the world’s oldest with signifcant production, and the consumption, given its population and the present high levels of economic growth, expected to play a signifcant role in determining global demand.
Te present need in Indian tea sector is on improving all segments of tea value chain and its several eforts on all dimensions. Tis includes eforts towards improving feld productivity, labour efciency through HRD initiatives and standards, cost control, post harvest processing, value addition, encouraging internationally accepted quality certifcation systems, improving and upgrading infrastructure, viz., extension system, R&D units and packaging, marketing, branding and ultimate customer delight.
Te pursuit of excellence in total factor productivity (TFP) has long been a hallmark of IIPM through its Tea Board sponsored HRD programmes to the sector. Since its founding in 1993, the institute has endeavored to assemble promising tea planters and their stakeholders in tea commodity designed to stimulate, even inspire, its members to develop their talents to the fullest.
Te training program provides the planters’ forum with intellectual and practical inputs on a regular basis. Te Tea Board of India sponsored Tea Planters’ Productivity Council (TPC) at important plantation districts is working towards these objectives.