Production falls, Darjeeling tea industry in "bad shape": planters body According to Mohan Chkhetri, secretary of the Darjeeling Indian Tea Association, orchard owners expect losses this year, as the harvest will be below the annual production of about seven million kg. “The industry is in bad shape. Isolation phases and excessive rainfall affect the harvest, ”he said. Previously, the production of the orthodox Darjeeling variety was about nine million kg per year. “This has dropped to seven million kg. This year it will be even less. The industry is not optimistic about the recovery in production. It will be possible to learn about the loss of production only after October, ”he said. Chkhetri said the temperature in Darjeeling usually starts to drop at this time of year, which is not suitable for growing.