On the occasion of 12th International Tea Day (ITD) scores of small tea grower societies who engage in collective leaf trade in Assam and other tea growing states have written a joint letter to the Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry demanding fair price for our produce by strong and participatory enforcement of Price Sharing formula, ensuring better price for better quality of leaf supplied, and making certified organic manure and pesticides available to them.
On the occasion of 12th International Tea Day, tea workers in India demand that minimum wages be determined and fixed for tea plantations as per the norms and principles laid down in 15th ILC and Supreme Court directives. They have demanded that the plantations must calculate wages considering 3 consumption unit for a worker without gender discrimination along with a component of Variable Dearness Allowance to compensate for inflation. They have further demand that all landless workers be allotted permanent homestead land in their existing places of living as per government order and workers should