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Working Conditions of Employees of Tea Industry in Nilgiris District

International Journal on Customer Relations

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Selvakumar Marimuthu, Jeyaselvam, M., Sathyalakshmi, V., Mohammed Abubakkar Siddique, R. | Author(s) Affiliation: Head, P.G. and Research Dept. of Commerce, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Tea is a natural product and virtually calorie-free when drunk without milk and sugar. Over the last few decades, tea has become one of India’s most important commodities. The Indian tea industry is about 172 years old. The credit for creating India’s vast tea empire goes to the British, who discovered tea in India. Tea is grown in the states viz. Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. However, production in substantial quantities is limited to the first five states. In Tamil Nadu, most of the tea plantations are situated in the Coonoor and Gudalur areas of the Nilgiris along with the Valparai region of Coimbatore district. Tea plantation in Tamil Nadu is mainly concentrated in Nilgiris district due to favourable agro-climatic conditions. Agro-climatic factors like climate rainfall, soil type and economic infrastructural facilities like transport, communication, credit facilities, input supply and marketing affect the production of tea. In tea industry, Employees are played a vital role for production of tea and running the tea industry in a proper way. In that case, the researcher has chosen the working conditions of employees in working tea industries of Nilgiris district.

Keywords: Tea Employees, Working Conditions, Working Environment and Welfare Measures

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