AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF TEA INDUSTRY IN WEST BENGAL
Introduction: Economic Development is the primary issue of any developed/developing countries. Economic growth of any country depends on the slandered of living for its countrymen. It could be measured which may be taken under a framed structure through adoption of updating technologies from agricultural field to industry field. Literature Review: Tea Industry is a second foreign exchange earner in India. More than 50% women workers are employed in tea estates. Being most of the tea gardens are situated in the remote corner of the various States in India, tea industry is always trying to holistic development of their workers as well as local people. Tea industry is an agricultural-based industry which had already recognised by RBI (Reserve Bank of India). Research Methodology: The study has covered two tea estates in West Bengal. Primary Information is collected through interviews by preparing questionnaire. Secondary Information is collected from newspapers, Journals and public domain. Results & Discussion: (i) In Tea industry more than 50% workers are women. (ii) Tea Industry is a second foreign exchange earner in India. (iii) After Railway & Armed Force, tea Industry is the largest employer in India, and (iv) Being tea gardens are situated in the remote corners of the country, tea industry has already taken various steps to up- lift their workers as well as local people. Conclusion: In this paper has been structured to analyse how the tea industry fulfil their task towards their economic development for their workers and looked out to analyse their performance towards their contribution in the society.
Keywords:Economic Development, Agriculture-Based Industry, Women Workers
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