A STUDY ON TEA FARM LOCATION ADVANTAGES OF SMALL TEA GROWERS IN NILGIRIS DISTRICT
This research work explores the operational development with reference to tea farm location advantages of Small Tea Growers in Nilgiris district. The study revealed that climatic conditions for tea plantation in the study area were good, but there was no possibility for expansion of the tea farm in the study area and the calculated mean score of 6 advantages of the location tea farm that was considered in the present study was between the score 3.9287 and 3.1663. Further, the suitability of climatic conditions for tea plantation in the study area was ranked 1st among the 6 advantages that was considered in the present study and the 2nd rank was nearing to factories that was rated by the respondents.
KEY WORDS: Small Tea Growers, Nilgiris, Tea farm location advantages introduction