Tea Board to soon submit details of welfare scheme for women workers in Assam, West Bengal

Jannie Delucca

The Tea Board, in session with the Ministry of Commerce, is working on evolving the finer aspects of a plan aimed at the welfare of tea employees, specially women and little ones in Assam and West Bengal.

In the most recent Funds, the Finance Minister had proposed to provide ₹1,000 crore for the welfare of tea backyard employees and explained that a particular plan would be devised for the similar.

The aspects of the plan and will be soon submitted prior to the Division of Commerce, for implementation, the Board explained in a press assertion.

The broad contours of the plan will consist of health, schooling and ability development, and aims to appreciably enhance the good quality of daily life of the women employees and enable in potential building of their dependents by infusing ample techniques.

Girls constitute virtually fifty per cent of the full workforce in tea gardens. They deftly achieve an complete gamut of things to do — ranging from nursery to planting, bringing up youthful saplings, plucking, pruning and producing in the factory.

“The proposed plan will appreciably incentivise the tea backyard employees, specially women labourers, and foster amongst them a emotion of self reliance and an acknowledgement of their services,” the launch explained.

Assam and West Bengal collectively add eighty one per cent to the country’s full tea creation (52 per cent by Assam and 29 per cent by West Bengal). There are four.17 lakh women employees in Assam and two.06 lakh women employees in West Bengal.

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