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Assam Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela Scheme

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country.

Assam Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela Scheme:


The third phase of Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar mela is set to be held in Guwahati was held recently.

About the Scheme:

  • Started by the Assam government in the year 2017- 18.
  • Launched to encourage people to open bank accounts in tea garden areas.
  • Under this scheme, the workers of the tea community will receive Rs. 2500 in their bank accounts.


  1. Residents of Assam and who work on tea gardens.
  2. Women belonging to BPL category.

Tea production in India:

India accounts for 14% of global tea exports and nearly 20% of the tea produced in the country is exported, according to Tea Board India.

India is:

  1. The largest consumer of tea in the world.
  2. The second largest producer of tea in the world.
  3. The fourth largest exporter of tea in the world.

Places where tea is grown in India:

Tea cultivation and plantation is practiced in Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri Hills of South India and Tarai along the foothills of the Himalayas.

Conditions of Growth:

Climate: Tea is a tropical and sub-tropical plant and grows well in hot and humid climate.

Temperature: 20°-30°C.

Rainfall: 150-300 cm annual rainfall.

Soil: Slightly acidic soil with porous sub-soil which permits a free percolation of water.


Prelims Link:

  1. About Tea.
  2. Climatic conditions for its growth.
  3. Distribution of tea in India.
  4. Tea import and export in India.
  5. Largest producer of tea in India and the world.

Sources: PIB.