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The Dark Side of Tea, India

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India – West Bengal: Villagers drying up clothes on the slopes of the Diana river at Red Bank Tea Estate, in the Dooars region. The garden, which houses 888 workers out of a population of 5,000 people, has been closed since 2013. With companies obliged to provide workers with houses, discounted food rations, schooling, water and health facilities, closures often leave workers with no assistance, nourishment or money. Thousands of them have died of starvation in the past decade.