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Tea Garden Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

20% bonus for most tea workers

Most tea gardens in the Dooars and the Terai have agreed to pay workers bonus at the rate of 20 per cent of their annual wages. A virtual bipartite meeting between trade unions and tea planters on Tu...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.21

Jumbo kills tea garden worker

A tea garden worker was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Merry View tea estate located in Naxalbari block of Siliguri sub-division in Siliguri on Saturday morning. Harikishan, the divisional f...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 31.08.21

Assam bid to solve tea tribes’ issues

The Assam government on Monday held a first-of-its kind meeting with intellectuals and citizens from the tea tribes to discuss the problems confronting the community and how these can be addressed. T...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.21

Bengal meeting on tea garden pay revision

The state labour department on Tuesday held a virtual meeting of tea garden owners and trade union leaders to discuss the salaries of the staff and sub-staff, about 10,000 of whom work in the brew bel...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.21

Darjeeling: 10% tea gardens seek buyers

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By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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India  /  Published 02.06.21

Covid surge spooks tea gardens

But deep in the heart of the gardens, where ongoing tea picking season means non-stop work, workers said they had no access to separate quarantine facilities and were constantly worried they would spr...
By Anuradha Nagaraj in Chennai

North East  /  Published 30.05.21

Cong attacks BJP over tea garden wage

Opposition Congress on Saturday said the BJP-led Assam government’s flip-flop on the tea garden workers’ daily wage hike issue is a lesson for everyone who voted for the party in the recen...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 29.05.21

Assam interim daily tea wage cushion

The BJP-led Assam government on Friday evening decided to go for an interim daily wage hike of Rs 38 for tea garden workers after cancelling the earlier hike of Rs 50 notified on February 23. The dec...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.21

Votes of tea workers, Rajbanshis elude TMC

Support of the tribal and tea garden population of north Bengal as well as Rajbanshis in the region has continued to elude the Trinamul Congress, the Assembly poll results show. On one hand, Trinamul...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Bid for brew of high quality

After sunset, Dhar said, evaporation stops on the surfaces of the tea leaf. “Besides, tea leaves are believed to gather large amounts of calcium, magnesium and some other vital nutrients from th...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar


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