Tea Garden
Business  /  Published 01.03.21

Assam: poll heat on tea gardens

The decision of poll-bound Assam to increase the daily wage of tea garden workers by Rs 50 a day may have a debilitating effect on the organised industry unless the cost push is tempered by a commensu...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.21

Longview work ‘resumes’

Work “resumed” in the Longview tea garden, the largest estate producing Darjeeling Tea, on Wednesday but in the poll-bound Bengal, a peculiar situation emerged with the Gorkha Janmukti Mor...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

North East  /  Published 21.02.21

Assam tea wage hike disappoints

The BJP-led Assam government on Saturday hiked the minimum daily wage of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217 in the run-up to the Assembly polls, the Rs 50 rise leaving both the representatives o...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.02.21

Promises of tea wage hike in 10 days

The BJP-led Assam government on Saturday said it will hike the minimum daily wage of tea garden workers within 10 days, a move which is set to rob Opposition parties of a key poll plank in the upcomin...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Bengal: 15% hike in tea wages

The state labour department has decided on an interim hike of 15 per cent in the daily wages of workers and monthly salaries of staff and sub-staff serving Bengal’s tea industry, which is likely...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Tea prices reap lockdown blessing in disguise

Tea prices soared in 2020, fuelled by supply constraints linked to the pandemic-induced lockdown. Unlike previous years when tea prices stayed more or less stagnant, rates soared particularly from Ju...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.20

Tea unions seek wage of Rs 250

Trade unions on Tuesday demanded a daily wage of at least Rs 250 for tea estate workers and revision of the salaries of the staff and sub-staff in gardens with effect from April 1, 2020. The demands ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.20

Arrest sparks 6-hour roadblock

In a rare move, the police arrested an assistant manager of a tea estate in the Dooars on Friday for stealing power and putting up illegal electrified fences around the garden area, which they said ha...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.20

Small tea growers seek land tag

Small tea growers in north Bengal have written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting her to ensure they get no-objection certificates (NOC) for tea cultivation on their land from the state lan...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.20

Tea belt shuns twin strikes, prefers wage to protest

The tea population of north Bengal did not respond to either of the strikes — the farmers’ nationwide one against the three farm laws or the BJP’s north Bengal strike to protest its ...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar


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