• 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 New report recommends scientific scrutiny  of all pesticides in India  21 September 2022 Yavatmal pesticides poisonings- Swiss judicial system takes victims’ complaints seriously 26 August 2022 We Are hiring-Communication officer 23 August 2022 नई रिपोर्ट भारत में क्लोरपाइरीफोस और अन्य खतरनाक कीटनाशकों के अनधिकृत और असुरक्षित उपयोग का खुलासा करती है, कड़ी कार्रवाई की मांग करती है 16 August 2022 ഇന്ത്യയിൽ മാരക കീടനാശിനികളുടെ അനധികൃതമായ ഉപയോഗം വ്യാപകമെന്ന് പഠനറിപ്പോർട്ട് 13 August 2022 TagsAdverse Effects 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 Glyphosate Herbicide HHP HHPs Highly Hazardous Pesticides 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 Posioning Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Regulation India Pesticide residue Pesticides Phasing out HHPs PMB2020 Polo Regulation Restriction On use of Glyphosate order 2020 Roundup Syngenta Tea Plantations UN HRC Special Rapporteur on the right to food Webinar Yavatmal poisoning

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