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Incidence of Poverty and Inequality among Tea Labourer Engaged in Different Size of Plantations: A Study of Dibrugarh District of Assam

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Guha Pradyut*

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 89) Last page : ( 96) 
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00009.4

Incidence of Poverty and Inequality among Tea Labourer Engaged in Different Size of Plantations: A Study of Dibrugarh District of Assam

Guha Pradyut*

Department of Economics, Sikkim University, 7th Mile, Samdur, P/o: Tadong, Gangtok-737 102 (Sikkim)

*Corresponding author’s email:

JELCodes D63, I32.

Online published on 23 March, 2018.

Abstract

The study was initiated with the objective of examining the inequality and incidence of poverty among the tea labourer engaged in different size gardens in Dibrugarh district of Assam. Analysis of primary data from five different classified patterns of gardens for 150 sampled households reveals that the incidence of poverty seemed to be directly linked to the size of the garden they were engaged in. Despite beneficiary of an agricultural land labourer in small size gardens artificially escaped poverty through borrowing which was avoided by the workers in largest size gardens thereby remained under the poverty line in the study area.

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