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Violation of Child Rights

workers are engaged in plucking. Moreover one has to take into account that plantations in West Bengal and Assam do not produce tea for three months in winter as the tea bushes have to be pruned during this period. Besides, for at least five months in the nine- month plucking season the yield is average and hence there is little scope for the worker to earn the extra-leaf-pice.

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