According to the study, many women tea pickers regularly clock up to 13 hours of backbreaking work a day receiving between Rs 110 and Rs 130 a day Credit: Oxfam

Guwahati: A 200-gm packet of branded Assam tea is sold in India for Rs 68. Of this, less than Rs 5 is left for workers (using plucking costs as a proxy indicator) while tea brands and supermarkets retain around Rs 40.

This was revealed in a research conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Oxfam India recently. The research report,......

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