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World Bank Fails to Prevent Worker Abuse at its India Tea Estate

A World Bank investigation into a tea plantation project in India that it jointly finances with tea giant Tata Global Beverages has found that it has failed to tackle alleged abuses of impoverished workers, the group said Wednesday. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, said its accountability office began a probe into the project, run by Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL), after reports tea pickers were being exploited. In a...

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