A deadly cocktail

October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Thursday October 23, 2014 Adil Hussain

What pesticides are doing to Assam tea

I can still remember Pratima Barua’s song on tea garden workers who left their homes in Odisha and Bihar to pluck tea leaves in the gardens of Assam, to give the world the famous Assam tea.

I also recall the breathtaking, neatly pruned rows of tea bushes, green as emerald, as we drove past the districts of Assam on our various family holidays, growing up in the Goalpara district of Assam. These memories are very closely linked to the places and people associated with tea.