Tea estate violates government lockdown by deploying 50 workers to harvest tea

A tea estate has deployed its workers for plucking tea leaves at Yangbarak and Falelung Rural Municipalities in Panchthar district.

Published: 2020-04-03 13:42:46

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PANCHTHAR: Today nation is on 11th day of lockdown imposed by government to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a tea estate has deployed its workers for plucking tea leaves at Yangbarak and Falelung Rural Municipalities in Panchthar district.
The tea estate has given continuity to tea plucking by mobilizing around 50 workers, local said.


It has been learned that proprietors operating the tea estate are themselves divided over plucking of the tea leaves amid coronavirus threat. One of the proprietors said, “We live in the district headquarters. I have come to hear that tea leaves are being plucked. It is good not to harvest the tea during the lockdown.”


A meeting of the Province-1 government held yesterday had directed to local levels to set criteria for production and harvesting of agricultural produces. The decision has mandated local levels to set the standards. But the local governments have yet to set the criteria for plucking tea leaves.


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