Unpaid for fifteen years: Supreme Court directs four states to pay ₹127 crores to tea workers

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The Supreme Court today directed the States of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal to make an interim payment of approximately ₹127 crores to tea garden workers whose legal dues have remained unpaid for a period of fifteen years.

A Bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao passed the order in a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and the Paschim Banga Khet Mazdoor Samity.

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