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Wage determination machinery of tea industry in India: a case of West Bengal State  

Debasish Biswas
Assistant Professor,Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India
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Journal of Tea Science Research, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 8   doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2016.06.0008
Received: 12 Jul., 2016    Accepted: 13 Jul., 2016    Published: 24 Oct., 2016
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Biswas D., 2016, Wage determination machinery of tea industry in India: a case of west Bengal state, Journal of Tea Science Research, 6(8): 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2016.06.0008)


Daily rate of wages for tea plantation workers in west Bengal is abysmally low in comparison to agricultural minimum wages. There are a few benefits offered by the employers apart from the statutory benefits enshrined in the Plantation Labour Act, 1951. Consequently, many tea workers in this state are suffering from starvation, malnutrition, debt, etc. In this backdrop, in my present study, a deliberate attempt has been made in order to highlight the actual picture of wage and its determination process in the tea industry located in West Bengal in India. 

Wages; Plantation Labour Act; Tea Industry; Wage Determination; West Bengal
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