A Green Label for Indian Tea

A project in partnership with the Tea Board of India and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and funding from the Global Environment Facility, has demonstrated significant energy savings in tea processing units in south India. A cup of tea produces approximately 17 grams of carbon dioxide. A range of energy conservation measures introduced (both thermal and electric) in the energy intensive small-scale tea processing units in the Nilgiri hills have reduced this to around 12 grams of carbon dioxide per cup.


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Saving Energy in the Tea Sector

04 June 2014
Saving Energy in the Tea Sector

UNDP in partnership with the Tea Board of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and the Global Environment Facility initiated a four year project in 2008, aimed at introducing energy conservation measures in small tea processing factories that could help units save between 15 to 30 percent in energy costs.