Globally people drink over 3 billion cups of tea every day.
— Forum for the Future (2014)
Tea is big business in India with approximately 10 million people dependent on the tea industry for their livelihood.
— ActionAid (2005)
Traffickers entice people to migrate to the cities or groom parents to send their children to the cities on the promise of a new and better life. There is usually a payment made to a family giving up a child, which can be as little as
Rs 2,000 (AUD 42.8)