A woman plucks leaves at Craigpark tea garden in Katigorah, Cachar district. The organisation has asked the garden authorities to pay Rs 76 lakh as provident fund within December 21, failing which it will lock the garden. They were demanding payment of provident fund and other facilities, but the authorities did not heed their demands. The labourers of Craigpark tea estate have been passing days in extreme hardship since 2012 due to irregular payment and non-payment of provident fund. On September 23, Kalaincherra tea garden was locked by the labour department for not submitting provident fund dues of its employees.
Source: The Telegraph December 10, 2017 22:07 UTC