Tocklai Tea Research Institute

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Tocklai Tea Research Institute

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute was established in 1911, at a site provided by the Jorehaut Tea Company located near the river Tocklai in Jorhat, Assam. The initial construction of a laboratory and two bungalows was funded by industry, subsidized by the national government of India, and the Indian states of Assam and Bengal.

The beginning of a new era of tea research in India was marked by the establishment of the Scientific Department of Indian Tea Association (ITA) in the year 1900. This was consolidated with the creation of the Tocklai Tea Research Institute in 1911. The formation of the Tea Research Association (TRA) in 1964 with Tocklai at the centre of all activities further expanded the horizon of tea research to cover the entire Northeast India. Research on all aspects of tea cultivation and processing is carried out at Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat the oldest and the largest research station of its kind in the world. Transfer of technology to its member estates is carried out through its advisory network covering 1,076 tea estates occupying 341,049 hectares (1,317 sq mi) of land spread over The South Bank, North Bank, Upper Assam, Cachar, Tripura, Dooars, Darjeeling and Terai. Tocklai has its substation at Nagrakata.

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Tocklai Tea Research Institute TRA [1]