Agriculture Tea growers feel pinch of Assam protests, fear drop in production, sales Updated : December 15, 2019 01:52 PM IST Transportation of the produce has also been affected due to the ongoing stir. Planters also said the Tea Board has extended the plucking time till December 19 on account of shortage and non-availability of workers. Violent protests broke out in the state earlier this week with agitators engaging in pitched battles with the police, forcing the administration to impose curfew in several places. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.