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Minimum ? 5th standard pass

Certified training Tea Plantation Worker (programme aligned to AGR/Q0204 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in field crop operations

The tasks a Tea Plantation worker is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools for tea cultivation

Procuring seed material

Preparing the nurserybeds

Cultivating teaunder supervision of the supervisor

Harvesting the produce

Arranging appropriate storage facilities for the produce

Knowledge of tools and equipment used in tea farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of tea

Proficient in land and nursery bed preparation in tea plantation

Proficient in propagation and transplantation of tea

Adept in integrated nutrient management of soil for maximum tea yield

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for field crops

Skilled in irrigation management for tea plantation

Proficient in pruning and maintenance of the tea crop

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Updated with the latest development in variety of tea and knowledge of new equipment

Basic arithmetic skills

Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other Field Workers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available in some farms

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals,

exposure to extreme weather conditions

Occupational hazards include

For daily wage workers`175 to `200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Latest Trends of Tea Consumption In India

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world (2010). Indian tea production stood at 966 mil kg in 2010, slightly lower than 2009 production of 979 mil kg because of unfavourable weather conditions and pest attacks in tea plantations in Assam, major tea producing area in India. India?s production has remained stagnant since 2005 when it reached 945 mil kg.

Majority of the production is consumed within the country. In 2010, 193 mil kg (20% of the production of 2010) was exported and rest was used domestically. Despite large domestic consumption, India stood as the 4th largest exporter of tea in the world. In 2009, the turnover of tea industry was in over INR 9,000 crore (USD 1.9 bil).1


Tea farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are in tea producing regions across the country

University of Agricultural Sciences

Assam Agricultural University

Indira Gandhi Agricultural University

Junagadh Agricultural University

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth


Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology,

Punjab Agricultural University

Karnatak University

Assam University