• New Report on Human Rights Violations in tea plantations in India

    New Report on Human Rights Violations in tea plantations in India A life without dignity – the price of your cup of tea: Abuses and violations in tea plantations in India In sharp contrast to the images of tranquil, lush, green tea gardens, with which consumers are presented, tea plantation workers are paid poverty wages and endure appalling working conditions. Women, who make up 70% of the workforce, are especially affected. As one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of tea, India’s tea industry employs more than 1,2 million people. Two regions, Assam and West Bengal, together produce over 70% of India’s tea and are also home to the worst working conditions for tea plantation workers in the country. This report is the outcome of a fact finding mission conducted in the aforementioned regions on behalf of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (GNRTFN). It investigates and analyses allegations of serious abuses of human rights on India’s tea plantations, in particular how poor working conditions undermine the human right to food and nutrition and related rights. You can download the report  here (updated version, June 2016). For more details: https://www.fian.org/en/publication/article/a-life-without-dignity-the-price-of-your-cup-of-tea-2354   Recent Posts Government of India makes U turn, banning only three out of the proposed 27 hazardous pesticides in 2020  17 March 2023 Poison in Cardamon used for Shabarimala Prasadam – Pesticide Regulation at Fault 6 January 2023 Report on glufosinate released in a national webinar, highlights long-term adverse effect on progeny, workers and environment  24 December 2022 WEBINAR ‘Glufosinate ammonium in India: Impact on Work and Health of Women agriculturists’ 21 December 2022 World Soil Day Statement 5 December 2022 TagsAdverse Effects Adverse Effects of Herbicides Agroecology AnupamVarma Commitee Report Banned Pesticides BAN Pesticides BRS COPs 2017 Corporate Accountability Draft Banning of Insecticides Order 2020 Drone Spraying Fact Finding Mission Glufosinate Glyphosate HHP HHPs Highly Hazardous Pesticides Illegal Spraying India India Pesticide Ban India Pesticide Regulation India Pesticide Risk MAPPP Occupational Poisoning PAN India Comments Paraquat Paraquat Retailing India Paraquat Use is India Pesticide Pesticide Management Bill 2020 Pesticide Poisoning in Yavatmal Pesticide Poisonong Pesticide Posioning Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Regulation India Pesticide residue Pesticides Phasing out HHPs PMB2020 Regulation Restriction On use of Glyphosate order 2020 Syngenta UN HRC Special Rapporteur on the right to food Victims of Pesticide Poisoning Webinar Yavatmal poisoning

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