Tripura Tea Development
Corporation Limited
( A Government Of Tripura Undertaking )

Tripura
    Tea Development Corporation Limited




 





The Organisation

Tea plantation in Tripura was started under Royal Administration in the beginning of 20th Century. Tea Industry was started in Tripura by people of East Bengal unlike Assam where tea-plantation was started by British.

Tripura Tea Development Corporation was set up in 1980 for development of Tea Industry in the State. Subsequently, the management of five(5) sick Tea gardens was entrusted with the Corporation since 1986. The State Government has also declared T.T.D.C. as a nodal agency for growth of small farmers for tea plantation in the State. There is a Central Tea Processing Factory at Durgabari under the management of T.T.D.C.

INCORPORATION:-

The Tripura Tea Development Corporation Ltd. was incorporation under the Companies Act' 1956 on August 11, 1980.

OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY:-

(I) To purchase and take over Tea Estates in Tripura from time to time and to develop the same to carry on business in plantation, manufacture and sale of Tea.

(II) To promote, lake on lease and manage Tea Estates being fully satisfied about their economic viability for safeguarding their future of Tea industry, protecting the interest of workers and increase employment potential.

(III) To Plant, grow, cultivate, produce and raise plantations of Tea and all kinds of forest plants, trees, crops and to buy, sell, resell, export, import, manufacture, process tea and above related produces.

(IV) to acquire by payment in cash or by any other arrangement any property either for enabling this company to grow, produce, process manufacture buy sell and resell any of the Tea crops, fruits, plants, trees, timber, minerals and other commodities or for any other purpose.

(V) To Rehabilitate, review, modernize, manage, run, advise and assist in any other way closed and uneconomic Tea gardens.

There are 38 other objects, ancillary and incidental to the above main objects.

AUTHORISED CAPITAL:-

The authorised capital of the Company is Rs. 2000.00 Lakhs out of which the paid up capital as on date is Rs. 1000.00 Lakhs.

(B) PROFILE OF THE GARDENS:-

The Corporation has so far raised two gardens of its own which are Kamalasagar Tea Estate under the West Tripura District and Machmarra Tea Estate under the North Tripura District. In addition the Corporation has been managing 5 sick Tea Gardens viz., Mohanpur, Kalacharra, Brahmakunda, Tufanialunga and Laxmilunga - all under the West Tripura District. These five sick Tea gardens were handed over to this Corporation in the year 1986 with a view to protecting the interest of the traditional workers as well as to uplift the Socio-economic condition of the workers. All these 5 gardens were managed by the private owner. The owners of these gardens abandoned the gardens and left, leaving hundreds of workers under starvation. They exploited the workers and earned huge profit, without taking care of the tea estate, resulting the Tea estates become a barren land. At this stage the management gave priority to protect the interest of the workers as well as to make the gardens economically viable.

In the year 1992, Tripura Tea Development Corporation Ltd. Established a Tea Processing Factory of its own the financial assistance of N. E. C. and slowly but steadily T. T. D. C. has been becoming a commercially viable company. But unfortunately miseries come down in the form of globalisation. Since, we are to protect the interest and Socio-economic condition of the worker, the cost of production is automatically higher and this leads to incur huge loss in the recent year.

Sl. No.

Name of the Tea Estate

Gross Area (In Acre)

Area under Plantation

(In Acre)

Green leaf production

(In lakhs / kgs)

2003-04

(In lac / kg)

2004-05

(In lac / kg)

1.

Kamalasagar T. E.

1200

395.26

6.05

4.74

2.

Machmara T. E.

2800

228.40

3.55

2.68

3.

Brahmakundu T. E.

362

210.68

4.26

2.84

4.

Laxmilunga T. E.

572

386.0

4.15

2.49

5.

Tufanialunga T. E.

426.36

262.00

2.73

1.66

6.

Kalacharra T. E.

1000

298.00

1.86

1.45

7.

Mohanpur T. E.

815

247.00

1.96

1.41

Total

7175.36

2027.34

24.56

17.25

PROFILE OF FACTORY:-

In 1992 a Tea Processing Factory was set up with a processing capacity of 6.00 lakhs kgs. Made Tea per annum. In this factory green leaf of our 6 (six) gardens as well as green leaf of small growers and co-o0perative societies are processed. T. T. D. C. thus performing the social duties by extending marketing support to the marginal farmers and creating and employment opportunities. The last 3 yers production of made Tea is as follows:-

Year                                            Production

2004 (Upto Sept' 04)                       3.58 lakhs kgs.

2003                                             6.10 lakhs kgs.

2002                                            5.43 lakhs kgs.

2001                                            6.58 lakhs kgs.

MARKETING NETWORK:-

A lion's portion of processed tea (Made Tea) is being sold to Auction market at Guwahati. Effort are being taken to sell our Tea in poly pouch packet all over India. The Marketing of packet tea is growing rapidly and likely to reach a considerable level shortly.

TTDC'S EARNINGS DURING LAST 5 YEARS.

The total earning scenario of the Company has been indicated below:-

                1999-00         2000-01         2001-02          2002-03        2003-04

Income      Rs. 320.11     Rs. 340.03     Rs. 288.03       Rs. 252.49     Rs. 244.76

PROFIT & LOSS OF TTDC LTD.:-

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04
Income 349.56 320.11 340.03 288.03 252.49 244.67
Expenditure (Production, Manufacturing, Administrative & Other Exp.) 368.01 374.62 489.37 459.31 395.23 372.39
Net Profit (-)18.45 (-)54.51 (-)149.34 (-)171.28 (-)142.74 (-)127.72

The agro-climatic conditions in Tripura are suitable for development of tea plantation. The soils are generally fertile, without any major problems of toxicity or deficiencies. The average annual rainfall is about 2100 mm. with a fairly ever distribution over the year. Tripura has a history of tea plantations going back to 1916 in fact, Tripura is categorised as a traditional tea-growing state - with about 60 Tea Estates and 4,346 small tea growers, producing about 7.5 million kg. of tea every year.

This makes Tripura the 5th largest, among the 14 tea producing states, after Assam, West Bengal, Tamilnadu & Kerala. There is a considerable scope to increase the area under tea plantation as well as productivity. The tea currently produced in Tripura is recognised for its good blending qualities. some plantations (like Ludhah TE, Fatikcherra TE) in the state are going for organic production of tea. There is considerable scope for investment in tea sector in the State.

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Different Grades of Black Tea Produced in the Factory

 

Sl.No Tea Grade Quantity Produced
(Per Anum)
Price
(in Rs./kg)
1. BOP 75,000 Kgs. 75.00
2. BOPS 75,000 Kgs. 75.00
3. BPS 1,30,000 Kgs. 75.00
4. BP 85,000 Kgs. 75.00
5. PF 75,000 Kgs. 60.00
6. PD 60,000 Kgs. 60.00
7. Poly pouch packet in 100 gms & 250 gms Brand
" TRIPURA KING "
85.00

Tripura King Tea Brand
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Information Regarding Technical Help & Guidance from the Corporation for Small Tea Growers

  • Supply of quality planting materials such as Tea seeds, Tea cuttings, Polythene sleeves, Nursery plants etc.

  • Technical help and Consultancy Services are rendered through the Consultants and Supervisors along with printed Book and materials prepared for the purpose.

  • A video cassette is available  and has been made on different activities of the Corporation in connection with Tea plantation and manufacturing of Made Tea.

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    Contact Information

    For Enquiries regarding Prices, Placement of Purchase Order, etc.
    please contact :

    The Managing Director,
    Tripura Tea Development Corporation Ltd.
    New J.B. School
    P.O. Abhoynagar,  Agartala,
    Tripura (W), INDIA.
    PIN - 799005.

    Mode of Payment : Advance payment in Draft.
    Delivery : Ex-factory - Durgabari.
    Telephone : 91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173
      91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173
    Postal address : New J.B school, P.O.Abhoynagar,
      Agartala,Tripura(West), India,
      Pin : 799005
    P.P Sinha Chowdhury
    Additional Director (I & C)
    MD, TTDC Ltd.
     

    91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173

    P.K. Saha, AMO, TTDC Ltd. 91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173
    N.Karmakar, AM, TTDC Ltd. 91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173
    S. Bhattacharjee, Accountant
     TTDC Ltd
    91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173
    B. Roy, Cashier, TTDC Ltd 91-0381- 2224128 / 2223173

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    Last modified: September 07, 2011