The agrarian district is known for cultivation of coffee, tea, spices and rubber, and has seen suicides by some farmers unable to repay their loans.
The rubber growers in Kerala were affected by heavy rains and floods last year.
Frustrated with the low income, the distraught farmer uprooted all brinjal plants from his field and threw them away on Sunday.
The tea Industry in North Bengal’s Dooars and Terai regions have already suffered substantial production losses during peak season this year due to frequent gate meetings in the first two weeks of July.
As the planters explained, a tea worker receives a daily cash wage of Rs 150 and directly work output linked incentive. In addition, there are other benefits.
Maharashtra govt will organize a tree-plantation conclave at Raj Bhavan on Sept 17, to highlight its mission of planting 50 crore saplings by 2019 and to conserve and protect rivers. This will be the first plantation conclave in the country, a release issued by the state's forest department stated.
Amalgamated Plantations is continuing to lose money. There is a need to take a call on both the plantation associates, said N Chandrasekaran.
The government has initiated a pilot project for promoting medicinal plants to provide an alternative livelihood to border villagers.
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