West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

Diwali bonus at closed tea garden

Around 750-odd permanent workers employed at the Jateswar division of Birpara tea estate of Alipurduar district — a garden owned by the Duncans Goenka Group and closed for months now — are...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.20

Cash cheer for workers of closed tea gardens

The disbursement of financial aid for three months and an additional ex-gratia for permanent workers of 13 closed tea gardens by the state labour department has brought cheers for these jobless worker...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.20

Jalpaiguri readies for Cha Sundari homes

Workers of two tea estates — Kalchini and Raimatanag — of Alipurduar district have received state financial aid of Rs 1,500 per month for five closed months though both had reopened last m...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.20

Trinamul, BJP woo tea belt with schemes

With an eye on Bengal elections next year, Trinamul Congress and BJP are keen on wooing the brew belt. This was evident on Friday when state ministers and BJP MPs separately met tea stakeholders to e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

Tea bonus ‘stimulus’ brews cheer

A Rs 400-crore stimulus package in the form of bonus to tea industry workers has suddenly brought cheer to north Bengal’s local economy with traders hoping the multiplier effect from festive spe...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

Tea workers better off in state: Moloy

State labour minister Moloy Ghatak on Thursday drew parallels between the condition of tea plantation workers in Bengal and Assam in terms of wages and rations and said they would be better off  ...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 13.10.20

Bane sparks boom for tea growers

Tea — the golden elixir — brought some shine back to its hapless producers after a gap of seven years as the pandemic tightened supply by weeding out excess crop from the market and househ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Darjeeling: Tea jobs plenty, few takers

At a time of mounting job cuts across sectors amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Darjeeling tea industry stands out with jobs available by the hundreds, but very few takers. Darjeeling gardens have been...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.20

Dooars: Bonus cheer in closed tea garden

Workers of a closed tea garden in the Dooars received festive bonus from the operating management committee (OMC) that has been partially running the garden since its closure, a rare event in the tea ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.20

Darjeeling: Small tea growers’ woes

More than 350- small tea growers from Darjeeling hills have not been able to market their product as Darjeeling Tea for the past six years even though the annual production of such growers in the rest...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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