The plantation sector included tea, rubber and coffee industries and the Act stipulates them to comply with providing drinking water, housing, medical, education and toilet facilities to the workers besides wages. The Centre has already tabled a Bill in Parliament on occupational safety, health and working conditions code which is now under discussion.
India is one of the leading producers of tea with 23% share in global production. Tea plantation has always been a labour intensive profession. Mites have been one of the biggest nuisance makers in tea plantations that bring down both quality and quantity of the tea produced. The trials of Hanabi with major tea planters have given us very encouraging results.
The CCPA has asked the government to ban expanding the tea areas across the country to overcome the crisis of the industry.
Kunal Chaudhary, the Congress MLA from Kalakapil and Vinay Saxena, the Congress MLA from Jabalpur, were the first to raise the banner of revolt.
Coffee growing regions in Karnataka are reeling under a drought.
The company plans to open outlets on franchisee basis in other places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu where there is tourism potential.
The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died after drinking tainted alcohol in India.
Two flights each, consisting of 1000 kilograms of the fruit, took-off from Guwahati to Hong Kong and Dubai.
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