tea garden

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Why are tea garden workers trapped in a cycle of poverty?

Historically, the tea industry in Bangladesh has been standing on the backbreaking labour of tea garden workers

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Tea workers return to work after 15 days

After a 15-day work abstention, tea workers resumed work for a daily wage of Tk 170 yesterday morning.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Tea workers defiant

Workers of different tea estates in Sylhet, Habiganj, and Moulvibazar continued work abstention yesterday demanding Tk 300 daily wage.

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Tea Garden Workers: Losing links to the roots

After decades of discrimination, the communities of tea plantation workers in Sylhet region are on the verge of losing their native languages and traditions.

July 23, 2017
July 23, 2017

Erratic rainfall a curse for tea gardens

Consider a cup of tea: too much water and it's barely delectable; not enough and no amount of sugar can mask the bitterness. Sylhet's

March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016

Nature Quest: Charming beauty of tea flowers

Five years ago I came across the tea fruit for the first time. The roundish fruits look a bit like olives. The coolies in the tea garden helped me spot the fruits hiding behind the leaves. A little careful look around the garden revealed that they were almost everywhere.

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

Tea garden workers chase pro-SEZ men

Agitating tea garden workers yesterday chased away Chunarughat upazila chairman's men who had gathered on the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) site in Chandpur of Habiganj to showcase their strength in favour of the government plan.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

Habiganj tea workers on strike demanding cancellation of SEZ

Around 15,000 workers from four tea gardens in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj continued an indefinite strike for the second consecutive day today demanding cancellation of the special economic zone (SEZ).