(The) Small tea growers of Assam: A study of their monopsonistic exploitation and production
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Small scale tea cultivation has become an integral part of the economy of Assam of late. The prospect of earning steady income has attracted a large number of rural people to start small tea cultivation. However, the sector is not free from challenges. The small tea growers are often exploited by the large tea estates. Workers employed in the small tea gardens seldom get their due benefits.The main purpose of the present thesis is to investigate the production conditions in small tea gardens andthe possible exploitation of small tea growers by buyers of tea leaves in Assam. The sustainability in the long-run would also be discussed.
Supervisor: Debarshi Das
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES