ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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JUTE- Plight of Growers

September 8, 1979 JUTE Plight of Growers Timir Basu ONE way or the other, one in five persons in West Bengal is connected with jute industry. But while the 2.5 lakh jute workers in 58 mills time and again attract attention as they have power to bargain, the agony of 40 lakh jute growers, about whom few bother, defies description. Despite repeated representations, nothing has been done to protect the jute cultivators, 75 per cent of whom belong to poor and marginal peasantry, from the clutches of traders, farias (agents), moneylenders and jute barons.

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