This episode of ‘Awaaz Ho Bulaand’ has visuals of breathtaking views of Dooars area of North Bengal and the sloping verdant tea gardens, but, though the background is scenic, the living condition of the tea garden workers there is far from ideal.
The Community Correspondent (CC) Harishankar reports that 35 families had their job cards made 10 years ago and due to non - renewal of these cards, they are not getting any MGNREGA jobs.
The issue in Shyampur village under Jalalpur Block is that a few villagers started working without the job card, all in good faith, with the assurance that they will be given the job card soon and they will be paid without the job card.
On 15th Feb, 2022 the Community Correspondent Rubi Saha got to know from the workers union that the labourers are not paid regularly and they are getting agitated - and about to organise a strike at the main gate of the Tea Estate.
The weaving community settled there in Mau District, Uttar Pradesh but economic prosperity was not easy to come by.
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Every villager enagaged in Tendu leaves plucking could earn at least Rs. 400-500 per day.