On earth day, see how UNDP is saving energy with a cup of tea

Tea factories are now generating 10 percent less carbon dioxide than before

GN Bureau | April 22, 2015


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With over 1000 tea factories, we are the second largest producer and exporter of tea after China.

However, the tea processing is highly expensive and energy consuming business. Energy cost in this process accounts for 30% for the total cost of production.

However, an initiative by United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) India’and  Tea Board, ministry of commerce iis able to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by tea factories by around 0.26 million tonnes in five years, generating 10 percent less carbon dioxide than before.

It is also estimated that if the energy conservation measures are adopted by all the 265 tea processing units in south India, there will be an annual savings of 24.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 62 million kg of wood. This will lead to a reduction of 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

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With the success of the project in south India, the renewed focus is on the north-east of the country, which is home to at least 1,000 tea factories.

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