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Since tea is a necessity in almost every household, any kind of tea industry that could be established in Pakistan would be extremely lucrative. According to Aman Paracha, chairman of the Pakistan Tea Association, “it is the beverage that people use on a daily basis.”

Thousands upon thousands of dollars are being taken out of a country’s economy every year because of the massive amount of tea that is imported. Every year, Pakistan spends close to $600 million importing about 250 million kilograms of tea. If this trend continues, it will be clear that increasing domestic tea production is becoming increasingly urgent, Paracha warned.

“Because tea planting necessitates a specific climate, we have suitable regions such as Mansehra, Batagram, and Malakand.” In Mansehra, there is an abundance of suitable land for its cultivation.

It’s ideal for tea plantations because of the climate and soil. “In addition to this, if you proceed to Swat and beyond, there are even more regions,” Paracha told the CEN.

The association found that out of Pakistan’s total land area, there are currently about 158,000 acres that could be used to grow tea. When forested land is factored in, the total amount of land suitable for growing tea increases to around 180,000 acres.

Paracha noted that the need for a substantial initial investment of both time and money is the primary barrier to entry into the tea industry.

If you want to start a new tea farm from scratch, plan on spending at least five years on it. Additionally, in these first five years, we will invest Rs500,000 per acre. Due to the lengthy five-year production period, local farmers are shifting their focus to more lucrative crops. However, he will reap greater rewards from his tea plants after five years, and they will continue to produce for the next century.

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