Why Assam follows Tea Garden Time
Assam is the largest tea growing region in the world. Unlike other tea plantation region of the country, Assam Tea is grown at the sea level in the valley of river Brahmaputra. The tea is known for its body, briskness, malty flavor, and strong, bright color. But the most unique thing about the region is Tea Garden Time, which is something not many of us knows about.
Tea in India emerged from the lands of Assam and went on to become the world famous tea. Read Tea time – The Story of Tea in India.
Tea production is the main economy of Assam and hence source of livelihood for people here. In order to take advantage of early sunrise, people of Assam wants to start early. And hence Assam has a different time zone called Tea Garden time (Bagaan Time) which is an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time (IST). This was introduced by British keeping in mind the early sunrise of the region. In fact the difference between India’s easternmost and westernmost tip is around 2 hours and by adopting a separate timezone has brought in success to it’s productivity. Now Assam is looking to officially and it’s effort are getting widespread support from locals.
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