• 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 Training session for farmers on IPM strategies and tools with special emphasis on biological control 1 March 2024 Training session on organic vegetable farming conducted in Cherpu 1 March 2024 Orientation Session conducted for cardamom farmers in Konnathadi, Idukki 1 March 2024 Maharashtra Insecticide Amendment bill: A surprise 4 December 2023 PAN India applauds the EU’s ban on 6 hazardous pesticides as a timely move 31 October 2023 TagsAdverse Effects of Herbicides Agroecology AnupamVarma Commitee Report Banned Pesticides BAN Pesticides BRS COPs 2017 Corporate Accountability Draft Banning of Insecticides Order 2020 Draft Banning of Pesticides Order 2016 Drone Spraying Fact Finding Mission Glufosinate Glyphosate Herbicides HHP HHPs Highly Hazardous Pesticides India India Pesticide Ban India Pesticide Risk MAPPP Occupational Poisoning Paraquat Paraquat Retailing India Paraquat Use is India Pesticide Legislation-India Pesticide Management Bill 2020 Pesticide Poisoning in Yavatmal Pesticide Poisonong Pesticide Posioning Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Regulation India Pesticides Phasing out HHPs PMB2020 Regulation Restriction On use of Glyphosate order 2020 Roundup Safe Farming Safe Food Syngenta UN HRC Special Rapporteur on the right to food Victims of Pesticide Poisoning Webinar Yavatmal poisoning


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