Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal chairing a Cabinet meeting in Janata Bhawan, Guwahati approved provisions for the construction of ‘Pucca Houses’ for workers of the Assam Tea Corporation Limited (ATCL) gardens at the cost of Rs. 1.3 lakh per house.
Assam Industry and Commerce Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary speaking to media said that this scheme will later be implemented to other Tea Gardens also.
Further, the Cabinet also approved the Swahid Dayal Das Panika Swaniyojan Achoni of granting one-time financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 for 15,000 youths of the Tea Tribe community.
To empower students of the Tea Tribe community, the Cabinet approved the Simon Sing Horo Special Scholarship scheme of Rs. 10,000 each to HSLC and HS passed candidates belonging to the community.
The Cabinet decided to provide regular pay scale and other Govt facilities to 623 contractual Supervisors and 12 Statistical Assistants under the Social Welfare Department.