Businesses of tea leaves sellers got distressed due to COVID-19 lockdown in Guwahati as their sales have decreased due to rise in prices owing to production shortfall. The increased prices are also not attracting customers at the shops. Rainfall and flood are the other major reasons behind less production of tea leaves. One of the tea sellers said, " There is no tea variety available below Rs 250/kg in market. The shortfall in tea production due to lockdown and floods has triggered the price rise."