//34 estates closed down in Kerala

34 estates closed down in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: About 13,000 estate workers had been rendered jobless due to closure of 34 estates over the last few years in Kerala, state Labour Minister Babu Divakaran told the Assembly today. A majority of these estates were tea plantations, Divakaran informed the  house during question hour. Setting up a cashew board, on the lines of coffee and tea boards, was understood to be under the active consideration of the Centre, he said in reply to another question