New Delhi, 16 July: Tea production in the country declined 2.17 per cent to 101.18 million kg in May due to a fall in output in Assam, according to government data.
Output in the same month last year stood at 103.42 million kg, the Tea Board said in an estimate.
In Assam, tea production fell 13.03 per cent to 46.65 million kg in May from 53.64 million kg in the same month last year. Output in West Bengal increased 19.57 per cent to 28.17 million kg in May from 23.56 million kg a year earlier.
Assam and West Bengal are the two major tea-producing states, with their combined output accounting for 74 per cent of output in May.      PTI