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The Dark Side of Tea, India

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India – West Bengal: Fulkumari Rai (not her real name), 41, works as a plucker at Makaibari Tea Estates, in the Darjeeling region. Despite Makaibari being one of the most popular tea estates in the region, whose retail tea price can reach up to 1,850 USD per kg, Rai complains workers are constantly neglected by the management. “From the outside everything looks nice, but it's only us who know how difficult is to survive here” she says.