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Tea Research in India: Achievements and Current Priorities  

Nikhil Ghosh Hajra
Formerly Tea Board of India, Darjeeling Tea Research & Development Centre, Kurseong, India
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Journal of Tea Science Research, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2019.09.0002
Received: 01 Jun., 2019    Accepted: 08 Nov., 2019    Published: 30 Dec., 2019
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Ghosh Hajra N., 2019, Tea research in india: achievements and current priorities, Journal of Tea Science Research, 9(2): 07--23 (doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2019.09.0002)


Tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] research has huge prospects for success with fascinating targets and major tea producing countries have a community of talented scientists. In this paper, the major achievements of tea research conducted at the different tea research institutes in India have been described. Further, current research priorities like conservation of germplasm resources, genome mapping, impact of climate change, pesticide residues, product diversification and value addition, tea and health have been reviewed as well. Future prospects of research and research strategies to cope up with the currently existing situation have also been discussed.

Tea research; Germplasm; Genome mapping; Climate change; Pesticide residue; Tea and health
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