Ahead of Assam elections, BJP, which heads the state’s three-party ruling coalition is doling out money and numerous schemes to tea backyard employees to safe their votes.
According to The New Indian Express, the Assam authorities on Saturday transferred Rs 3,000 every to the financial institution accounts of 7,46,667 tea employees below the Cha Bagichhar Dhan Puraskar Mela. Earlier, that they had obtained two installments of Rs 2,500 every.
In Assam, which has 126 meeting seats amongst which 40-42 of them are in Upper, Central, and Northern Assam in addition to Barak Valley, the votes of the tea backyard employees play a key position in figuring out the destiny of political events.
Hence, BJP, which is going through a problem from Congress and different regional events, is making an attempt to retain energy by profitable over the tea employees by providing them a quantity of incentives.
Ahead of the 2014 parliamentary elections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had additionally spoken about tea employees who are sometimes ignored.
“Assam tea has a model worth and the world remembers it. We all have tea waking up within the morning however your youngsters eat stale rice. This state of affairs has to change. The youngsters of the employees, who present tea to the world, should have entry to recent meals, not stale meals,” Sitharaman had stated whereas addressing 1000’s of tea employees.
Adding to it, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal additionally stated the earlier Congress authorities had disadvantaged the tea employees of their rights however now below the BJP, the tea employees get pleasure from digital services which anybody within the metros does.
“We launched a number of schemes in tea gardens for the event of the employees. The youngsters of tea employees are right now marching forward to win the world. Three of them cracked the Assam civil companies examination,” Sonowal stated.
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The Assam authorities has initiated a quantity of schemes for the tea group. They get free rice. Every pregnant girl is handed a monetary support of Rs 12,000 for diet. So far, 47,000 girls have availed of the profit.
The state’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has additionally assured a hike within the wages of the tea employees and to guarantee that the kids of every tea backyard employee have entry to schooling and monetary help.
The authorities has additionally reserved seats in medical and engineering institutes for the kids of tea employees. It is now engaged on reserving 10% seats in any respect faculties and offering breakfast to the kids of the group as well as to mid-day meal.
It has began constructing colleges in 199 gardens which the federal government says they need to be useful from May 1.