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Tea Garden Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.20

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 16.10.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

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 09.10.20

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 05.10.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Dooars tea garden executive succumbs to Covid

The state government of Sikkim will allow inter-state movement of people from Thursday after a gap of over six months. On Wednesday, the health and family welfare department of the Himalayan state als...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

Homes for tea garden workers

Mamata Banerjee has announced that homes will be built for over 3,500 workers of various tea gardens in the first phase of the Bengal government’s Cha Sundari project and jobs will be provided t...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Laws to raise cash part of tea pay: BJP

The passage of three labour legislations in Parliament have drawn loud cheers from the Bengal unit of the BJP as the party believes the new laws would push up wages of tea garden workers and help the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Tea bonus in parts dampens cheer

The Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) on Sunday agreed to pay annual bonus to tea garden workers in two instalments of 15 and 5 per cent, but the announcement failed to bring much cheer in the hills as...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Longview tea estate to reopen tomorrow

Work is set to resume from Wednesday at the Longview tea estate, some 20km from here under the Kurseong subdivision of Darjeeling district, ending a month-long impasse over dues. On Monday, a tripart...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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