The Union Commerce Ministry of India in the third week of January 2013 released figures and it mentioned that tea-industry in India had passed the one billion kilogram mark production. This target has been crossed by the participation of the small tea-growers.
To bring into net and check out the production of tea in the nation the industry regulator, Tea Board of India launched a major exercise in which it tried to rope producers from both organised and unorganized sectors of India, these producers also included those who never reported the crop statistics at their end.
The exercise was taken up in 2012 and it helped in bringing up the fact that India was able to produce 75 million kilogram more tea than the 988 million kilogram, estimated earlier in a year from January 2011 to December 2011. By November 2012, it was reported that 1023.9 million kilogram of tea crop was crossed following the figures of the field level data.