Tea Garden Workers
North East  /  Published 30.07.20

Covid test for Assam tea garden workers

Dispur has ordered testing of tea garden workers for Covid-19 to prevent the pandemic, which has infected over 35,000 people in Assam, from spreading to the labour lines in the state. The urgency in ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.20

Tea workers rescue jumbo calf from drain

An elephant calf that had fallen into a drain of a tea garden in the Dooars and got stuck in the mud was rescued by workers on Tuesday before foresters could reach the spot. Sources said a herd of 25...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Tea workers to protest on wage

A conglomeration of trade unions for tea estate workers has said demonstrations will be held in each garden on Friday to press for revision of wages and granting of land rights to tea plantation dwell...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Jobless workers of Dooars mull return to cities

Hardly any job opportunity and the spectre of far lower wages than what they had been accustomed to getting have prompted many migrant workers who returned to the tea gardens in the Dooars and Cooch B...
By Anirban Choudhury & Main Uddin Chisti in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.19

Tea unions threaten agitation in hills

A conglomeration of over 20 trade unions of tea garden workers has threatened an agitation in the Darjeeling hills for immediate payment of arrears and fixing of minimum wages in the sector. The Joint...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


North East  /  Published 30.12.18

Cong bid for tea welfare

The Assam Congress on Sunday constituted a 22-member committee to look into the grievances of tea garden workers to woo the community ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Party insiders said it was worri...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.18

Mujnai is 2nd tea garden in Dooars to close

The management of the Mujnai Tea Estate in Alipurduar has announced suspension of work at the garden.This is the second garden in the Dooars to close down in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday morning, the...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.20

Dole eludes tea garden workers

A halt in disbursal of financial assistance by the state government has added to the woes of over 10,000 jobless workers and their families in nine closed tea gardens in the Dooars.Under the Financial...
By Our correspondent in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 10.04.19

BJP banks on schemes to woo tea voters

The BJP candidates of Silchar and Karimganj (SC) Lok Sabha constituencies are eying the 3.7 lakh voters of the 104 tea gardens of Barak Valley in southern Assam capitalising on the schemes and cashles...
By Our Correspondent in Hailakandi

North East  /  Published 17.10.19

Parties woo tea workers in Hailakandi

The BJP and Congress are trying to woo the 32,000 tea voters ahead of the bypoll to the Ratabari (SC) Assembly constituency in Barak Valley. Besides Ratabari, bypolls will be held in three Assembly co...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


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