Tea Gardens
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

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.21

Hearing on hill tea pay default

Justice (retd) Abhay Manohar Sapre, the chairman of the one-man committee formed by the Supreme Court, has summoned all gardens of the Darjeeling Tea industry for hearing next month on alleged default...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Business  /  Published 17.11.21

Quality teas buck price downtrend

Tea gardens that focused on quality have managed to arrest a general decline in prices this year, partly mitigating a steep cost push because of wage hikes in poll bound Bengal and Assam. Tea prices ...
By Sambit Saha in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.21

INTTUC plan to merge tea unions

Bengal president of the INTTUC, the trade union of the Trinamul Congress, said on Sunday that all unions of tea garden workers which are affiliated to the INTTUC would be merged within six months. In ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Tea bonus talks in hills fail over pay in parts

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed on Wednesday, with industry principals insisting on payment in instalments, a proposition tea un...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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 09.08.21

5 arrested in tea wages loot case, 5 on the run

Police have solved the July 22 case where a gang had robbed Rs 26 lakh of tea garden money at gunpoint. So far, the police have arrested five accused and are on a lookout for five more. Ten persons h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.21

Tea garden employees’ cease work

The staff and sub-staff serving in the tea gardens of north Bengal have decided to observe ceasework for five hours each from August 2 to 4 for immediate revision of their salaries. They had observed...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.21

Darjeeling: 10% tea gardens seek buyers

By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.21

Glare on land rights in hills

An order from the Directorate of Cinchona and Other Medicinal Plants asking “staffs and officers” to vacate quarters and other articles upon their retirement threatens to revive the issue ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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