Guwahati:Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed cheques worthrupees one lakhto each of 1296 families of Doloo tea garden workers asa goodwill gesture fromthe State government ata function held in the tea estate of Cachar district. Handingover the cheques, Sarma assured that the government would alsooffer financial assistance of rupees one lakh each to the casualemployees of Doloo tea estate.Assertingthat welfare of the people belonging to tea plantation areas has beenone of the priorities of the government, Sarma stated that it is alsoworking for the socio-cultural-economic and academic development ofthe tea garden people. He said that for the academic empowerment ofthe students belonging to Doloo tea garden, the government would postan adequate number of teachers in the respective schools.“Poorfamilies in Doloo tea estate will be included in Orunodoibeneficiaries’ list and once included each family will be entitled tomonthly financial assistance of rupees 1250 per month,” said Sarma,adding that tea garden families should educate their children as it’sthe most important tool for human resource development. He alsocommented that the airports are harbinger of economic prosperity of aregion and hence the proposed airport at Doloo will usher inunprecedented economic development of the Barak valley.
Sarmaearlier laid the foundation stone of a project involving roadwidening and providing a heavy guard wall on both sides of Rangirkhalareas in Silchar town. The project will be executed under CIDF with afinancial outlay of rupees 4206 lakh and the length of the projectwill be approximately 3.72 km. The proposed infrastructure work willstart from Kanakpur Bazar and end near Suntil Hospital throughShyamananda Ashram, Netaji School. Once the project is completed itwill reduce soil erosion and increase the water bearing capacity ofthe channel.