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The Dark Side of Tea, India

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India – West Bengal: Bishmoni Tanti (second from right), 45, crushing pebbles and stones along the Diana riverbed 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 no more income, food rations and health services, its workers resorted to stonecrushing in order to survive. Tanti now earns a paltry 333 rupees per week. During the monsoon season, when the water fills the riverbed, she looks for employment as a temporary worker in other tea gardens. Her family is now surviving on emergency food rations provided by the government.