Plantation Agriculture – RISPC, Tea Act, etc.

Centre plans to revise tea garden wages

Union govt. has proposed a revised minimum wage for tea garden workers in West Bengal.

  1. The State and the Union govt will take steps to reopen tea gardens in West Bengal.
  2. They will also ensure that non–functional or abandoned tea gardens function properly.
  3. There are about a dozen closed tea gardens in the region and about 22 of the gardens are either abandoned or non functional.
  4. A majority of the workers accepted the government’s offer for a minimum wage of about Rs. 250.

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