Living Conditions of Tea Plantation Workers

Sharit K Bhowmik
  • Article Title: Living Conditions of Tea Plantation Workers
  • Title of Journal: Economic and Political Weekly
  • Vol #: 50
  • Issue #: 46-47

The strike by women workers in the tea plantations of Kerala brings to fore the miserable living conditions of the workers in this sector across the country. With more than a million permanent workers, the tea plantation industry is the largest in the formal private sector in the country. Yet wages of these workers are the lowest in the formal sector and their living conditions are appalling. Though there are laws that govern the living conditions of workers, these are violated and the state seems indifferent.

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