Tea Garden

  • Assam: Importance of elections for tea workers 28-03-2014 09:07 AM

    There are 10 lakh voters in Assam who come from the 900 odd tea gardens of the state. These voters have always been a deciding factor in all elections. While all political parties want a share of the tea vote, battling under a very poor wage structure. Here is what...
  • WB: Tea garden workers seek CM's permission to kill themselves 25-03-2013 10:45 AM

    Jalpaiguri: Workers of tea gardens in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal are battling acute poverty and unemployment since the tea gardens shut down 10 years ago. The workers are now seeking permission to kill themselves as the extreme situation has even driven many to sell off their women to the...
  • Stay hungry: The story behind Assam tea

    Flying Trapeze |  Arijit Sen
    In the Bhuvan Valley Tea estate in Assam, temporary plantation workers get paid forty rupees a day. The permanent lot is a little better off....

  • Tea tribes drifting away from Left in Bengal 17-04-2011 09:14 AM

    Jalpaiguri: As Mamata Banerjee's juggernaut rolls out, the Left seems to have hit a red-end in Jalpaiguri. It looks like the tea tribes are drifting away from the Left. Living on the brink of civilisation, these people have been through decades of neglect and deprivation. Trade-unionism and management woes have...
  • 50 elephants go on a rampage in Jalpaiguri 13-10-2010 12:26 PM

    Jalpaiguri: A herd of wild elephants strayed into a tea estate in Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, creating chaos and tension among the people residing in and around the tea gardens on Tuesday. Reportedly, this herd comprising of 50 to 60 adult and calf elephants has been often visiting Dumding tea...
  • BJP, Cong woo tea belt voters in Assam 22-03-2009 06:17 PM

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  • Death alert: Govt to revive tea gardens 18-03-2007 09:25 PM

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