|Basic facilities still a far cry in south Assam TEs|
SILCHAR, March 13 - Demanding 30 per cent reservation for people belonging to the tea tribes in southAssam, adequate financial support to the sick gardens, posting of sufficient doctors in the tea gardens, the Rashtrabhasha O Chai Janagoshti Unnayan Mancha, an umbrella organisation of 32 tea tribe welfare organisations, will take out a rally here on March 15.
“We are faced with immense difficulties due to lack of doctors in the tea garden hospitals due to which many people in the gardens have died over the years. People from the tea belt are in fact among the most deprived communities since independence. The welfare of the people who hail from the tea gardens have been ignored and their demands have been altogether forgotten.”
“The proposed rally will echo their collective demands to Dispur and even New Delhi, pressing the Government to respond to the appeals,” said Dilip Kumar, chief convener of the Mancha.
The members will also submit a memorandum to Governor Jagdish Mukhi through the Cachar Deputy Commissioner, seeking his intervention on the issue, he said.