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Vol. 9, Special Issue 7 (2020)

Role of tea garden workers in rural development of Assam

Author(s):
Rashmi Rekha Kalita
Abstract:
Rural development is the process of improving the status of the rural people as well as the economic well-being of the society. Our economic system is depending upon the agricultural development. Agricultural development means not only the rice cultivation but also cultivation of other farm related such as paddy, wheat, tea and vegetable cultivation etc. Assam is famous for the tea cultivation. That’s why the researchers make an attempt to study the role of tea garden workers in rural development of Assam. This study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam. Four tea garden under public corporation were selected purposively from the Jorhat subdivision. A total 120 tea plantation workers were selected for the research study. Data revealed that majority of the respondents (45.83%) were under the age group of 18-30 years, 54.17 percent respondents had daily waged earner was the main occupation of the head of the family and 50 percent of the respondents earned between (Rs.4600-6100) monthly. Data also revealed that an average respondent spent 7.94 hours in working at tea garden in a day and, they faced lots of problems in cultivation of tea such as insufficient wage was ranked as I with mean score 2.99. Followed by lack of toilet facilities at work and No provisions for protective gears at work was ranked as II and III with mean score 2.95 and 2.82 respectively.
Pages: 65-69  |  1180 Views  564 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rashmi Rekha Kalita. Role of tea garden workers in rural development of Assam. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(7S): 65-69.
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