Small tea growers worried about further price fall

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Over 60,000 small growers of tea in the Nilgiris district are worried as their earnings are falling drastically. The Tea Board has reduced the average price to be paid by factories to small growers for purchase of their green leaf in July to ₹12 a kg from ₹14 in June. "This is hardly sufficient for us to make both ends meet. This is as much as ₹5 less per kg compared to the earlier months of this year," H Thiagarajan, President, The Nilgiris Small Tea Growers' Association, told BusinessLine.