INDIA: Sugarcane cutters starving and living in abject poverty in Surat Gujarat

INDIA: Sugarcane cutters starving and living in abject poverty in Surat Gujarat

The Bardoli Sugar Factory, under the Co-operative Societies Act, is governed by the Registrar and provides living accommodations for its adivasi workers. Mr. Manilal and Ms. Shilaben are both adivasis contracted to work under the Bardoli Sugar Factory. Both are landless and live in camps provided by their cooperative society employers. Traditionally, they are basket weavers by profession however, in order to earn enough to live, both became sugarcane cutters. Mr. Manilal states, “Otherwise my family members and I would die of starvation”. Read more about INDIA: Sugarcane cutters starving and living in abject poverty in Surat Gujarat