|Move to boost economic status of State tea garden workers|
JORABAT, Jan 9 - In order to boost the economic status of the tea garden workers in State, the Government of Assam has started a unique policy christened ‘Chah Bagicha Dhan Purashkar Mela’ in the tea estate areas of the State.
As part of the Union government’s policy of demonetisation, this initiative was undertaken in two tea estates of Dimoria to create awareness among the tea garden labourers and to help them get direct benefit under the banking system.
An awareness programme to this effect was held at Sonapur Tricem Hall this afternoon, which was attended by Dispur LAC MLA Atul Bora, DDC Barnali Sarma, Sonapur Circle Officer Dhrubajyoti Hazarika, Bank Officer Asish Ganguly and Labour Officer Gaurav Sharma.
The first instalment of Rs 2,500 out of the total Rs 5,000 each was announced to be credited to the bank accounts of the tea garden labourers by January 12 as per the promises made by the State government recently.
A similar programme will be held in the Amchong Tea Garden under Sonapur revenue circle tomorrow.