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The Dark Side of Tea, India

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India – West Bengal: A worker mending a fence at Kathalguri Tea Estate, in the Dooars region. Here, 525 workers died of starvation between 2002 and 2005, when the garden was closed. The tea estate permanently reopened in 2013 but its workers are now paid half their daily wages, under a reconstruction scheme approved by management, trade unions and government.