Assam, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while chairing a Cabinet meeting in Janata Bhawan, Guwahati on Wednesday approved a slew of schemes for the betterment of tea tribes. The schemes addressed a host of issues relevant to Tea tribes. It had schemes that provided assistance financially, on the education of youths as well as their social welfare.
Some of the schemes that were approved by the cabinet are as follows:
Simon Sing Horo Special Scholarship scheme includes a prize of Rs 10,000 each provided to HSLC and HS passed candidates belonging to the tea tribe community.
It 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.
The state Cabinet also accepted provisions for constructing pucca houses for workers of the Assam Tea Corporation Limited gardens at the cost of Rs 1.3
The decision of providing regular pay scale and other government facilities to 623 contractual supervisors and 12 statistical assistants were also taken under the social welfare department.
The Cabinet will also increase the allotment of agricultural land from 3 bighas to 7 bighas to Tea tribes under the Land Policy 2019.
PMAY households which were not provided with electricity, Rs 20,000 will be provided to them for installation of solar kits.