Himanta Biswa Sarma Seeks Assistance to Assam Tea Industry from Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Himanta Biswa Sarma Seeks Assistance to Assam Tea Industry from Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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New Delhi, October 1, 2019:

Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss issues pertaining to the tea industry in Assam.

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data-query-source="hashtag_click">#Delhi with a delegation of Indian Tea Association to discuss issues pertaining to assistance to the Tea Industry in Assam", Himanta Biswa captioned a pic where he can be seen interacting with the Union Minister.

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It may be mentioned here that the tea industry in Assam has received a severe jolt as workers have been demanding an increased bonus ahead of the Durga Puja holidays. Moreover, the workers have been threatening to go on strike in case their demands are not fulfilled.

Moreover, the industry has been shrouded in controversy after tea plantation workers in Jorhat's Teok beat a 75-year-old doctor, Deben Dutta, to death.

Recently, the Assam Government launched a scheme to provide free medicines to workers at 651 tea garden hospitals in the state.

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Announcing the scheme at the programme at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Earlier, we were far behind in terms of health care but after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the situation has improved. The tea garden workers are not financially strong. If they have to pay for medicines, what will they have left? This scheme will let them get any medicine free of cost and will drastically cut their costs.”

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 01, 2019