Plantation sector

Brewing resentment

Print edition : February 19, 2016

A tea garden in Udalguri district. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Sorting tea leaves at a garden in Assam. There are nearly 10,000 small tea growers in the four Bodoland districts of the State. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Weighing tea leaves. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

The homestead of a tea grower in Jorhat district. The small grower does not get even a fraction of the price paid by the consumer for branded tea. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

A group of tea growers in Udalguri, Bodoland. Small tea growers want to set up their own factories to process the leaves. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Assam’s small tea growers, who contribute substantially to the total tea production in the country, get a raw deal.
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