Clean water finally flows to transform lives of tea pickers in Bangladesh

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In tea country around Sylhet, conditions for workers such as Bina – descendants of labourers imported by the British during the 19th century from what is now India – have long been as wretched as the landscape is enchanting.

The estates are the only world they know, run by managers overseeing business from hilltop, British-era bungalows in semi-feudal operations that have changed little since colonial days.


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Isolated by geography, as well as by their Hindu culture in the predominantly Muslim country, Bangladesh’s tea pickers are among the most excluded and marginalised communities, earning 85 taka (barely $1) for a day of back-breaking work.
Look at the following link for further information.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/14/clean-water-finally-flows-to-transform-lives-tea-pickers-bangladesh-surma-valley
Md. Azharul Haque Chowdhury
Lecturer (Senior Scale)
Dept. of Environmental Science and Disaster Management
Daffodil International University