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Tea Gardens
North East  /  Published 11.08.22

Tea garden workers’ wage hiked

The daily wage of tea garden workers in Assam was increased by Rs 27 on Wednesday, the second hike in 15 months. The hike, which will take effect retrospectively from August 1, will see tea garden wo...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.22

Social worker trains girls from tea gardens

Beauty is not always skin deep and Sukla Debnath, 35, from New Hasimara in Alipurduar’s Kalchini knows it. Debnath has taken up the task to help young girls who dwell in the tea estates of the ...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

Food  /  Published 01.07.22

Home brewed: How Kolkata’s Chaika and The Kombucha Co. revamped the good ol’ tea

Tell us how Kolkatans received the product… People in Kolkata are now ready to spend on wellness, especially as compared to other cities. When we started out, cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Ben...
By Ujjainee Roy

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.22

Tea workers push for wage revision

Bengal on Friday reported 42 Covid-19 cases, 39 recoveries and no death. Currently, there are 378 active cases in the state: 347 in home isolation and 31 in hospitals, according to a state bulletin. ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.22

Three-day strike in tea sector

The staff and the sub-staff working in the tea industry of north Bengal have decided to observe a three-day strike from May 31, demanding immediate fixing of minimum wages and salaries, and have hinte...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 22.04.22

Nod to axe 515 trees in tea garden

The Darjeeling district administration’s decision to grant permission to fell 515 trees in a single tea garden in Mirik has come as a shocker to environmentalists and local people. The manageme...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.22

Thapa alerts CM to tea tourism concerns

The chorus for stronger provisions for tea garden workers’ welfare is getting stronger with investments starting to flow in for tourism in tea gardens following the Bengal government’s rec...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.22

Tea gardens in North Dinajpur face attacks

Incidents of assault, theft and damage in different tea units of Chopra block in North Dinajpur district are frequently left stakeholders of the tea industry perturbed. The incidents, they said, have...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

People  /  Published 11.03.22

Meet Gaurav Ghosh, who juggles ‘tea’ at J Thomas and ‘tee’ at Kolkata’s golf clubs

I started working at 22 so to evolve as a human being, reading coaching and help books is one way to learn how others have achieved success. Whenever I travel, I make it a point to buy books. My wife ...
By Karo Christine Kumar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Darjeeling tea workers switch jobs

A sizeable section of workers from Peshok tea garden in Darjeeling are not keen to return to the estate closed since 2019, amid informal talks among prospective buyers about its reopening at a time th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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