Sunday, March 11, 2007

Workers dieing of starvation

While Buddha is busy and crazy with industrialization of West Bengal, so many tea gardens have been closed in North Bengal.

The workers have been starving.

For an instance, Kathalguri tea garden has been closed on July 2002. There were 1479 workers. 500 workers already died after the closure. The survivors have been under the extensive semi-feudal exploitation. They have to borrow money from moneylenders with an interest rate of monthly 20%. For Rs 500/- they have to pay Rs 100 per month as an interest (Anandabazar Patrika, March 10, 2007).

Download a report on closed and reopened tea gardens of North Bengal.

1 comment:

Bimal said...

comrade report is not found. make sure it is working