Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2018)
Does working in tea garden ensure a better socio-economic status among the women? An empirical study in Tinsukia district of Assam
Author(s): Livi Sema, Krishnakhi Choudhury
Abstract: Women play an important role in the overall development of family, society as well as country. Women worker are the major labour source in various tea garden of Tinsukia District of Assam. They play a significant role in the establishment of tea industry in this region. The present study reveals that the socioeconomic status of the tea garden women workers who are very poor and almost all the women workers are illiterate few of them had attend formal education till primary level. According to 2011 census report, the total population of Assam is 31169272 of which 15954927 are male and 15214345 are female. So the states has a huge man power (Economic Survey, Assam 2010-11).Women workers are the most potential labour force in the tea industry of Assam. In the present study respondents were mostly women specially those who are married from the tea gardens of Margherita block of Tinsukia districts, Assam.