Consider the following States:
- Andhra Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
How many of the above are generally known as tea-producing States?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2022 Prelims]
(a) Only one State
(b) Only two States
(c) Only three States
(d) All four States
- Assam is the largest producer of tea in India. It produces almost half of the total tea made in India. The tea-producing region lies on either side of the Brahmaputra River.
- Major tea-producing states are Assam, the hills of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. Apart from these, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, and Tripura are also tea-producing states in the country.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.