Tea Garden Workers
North East  /  Published 25.03.21

Parties at door of tea workers

Ananda Kondo and Biren Shal, working in tea gardens 10km apart, share the same problem and the same dream. And today they share the same state of mind: Confused and hurt over the festering minimum dai...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 22.03.21

BJP pay brew for Bengal tea workers

Union home minister Amit Shah and his party have come up with a promise for the tea population of Bengal that the BJP could not meet in neighbouring Assam where it has been in power for the past five ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 20.03.21

‘6-hour promise on tea wage hike'

Besides reaching out to the tea/Adivasi community, Rahul also tried to connect with the youth of the state by holding an hour-long interaction with students at Lahowal in Dibrugarh district. The inter...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

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 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


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