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.
Prior to carrying out the drive, the DC briefed the teams that destroying illicit poppy cultivation was very important to make the drugs growers chooses alternative crop cultivation.
Except for the bursts of staccato knocking, the silence was so thick it was eerie, and it was of a quality that came only from being far, far away from urbanity.
Navas Meeran, chairman of Eastern Condiments, a curry powder major, said the new law on contract farming will benefit the spices sector.
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave in a written reply said that more than 6,000 sites have been identified in five states for raising the plantations.