Ban on Exports of Tea Leaves


According to an article in the Thai Indian News the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) announced a ban on the exports of tea leaves which will unfortunately affect the Darjeeling region.


Darjeeling tea is considered the "Champagne of Teas", and produces around 8 million kilograms of tea annually.


This is a huge concern for the locals whose only source of income is from working as a laborer in the tea gardens.


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