Joint Forum demand that the Tea Gardens of North Bengal be closed

Jalpaiguri, 23rd March: Labourers’ Organization Joint Forum has demanded that all the Tea Gardens in North Bengal be closed until March 31.

In this context, a press conference was held by the Joint Forum in Jalpaiguri, today. Jewal Alam, the leader of the Joint Forum, stated that the Government should take the appropriate initiative to provide wages to all permanent and temporary employees of the Tea Gardens. He further stated that around 2.5 lakh people are living in different Tea garden areas of North Bengal. Therefore, it was informed, on behalf of the Tea Garden Labourers’ Organization Joint Forum that a meeting was held with the Jalpaiguri District Magistrate and a written application was submitted.

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