Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, today met with members of the Assam Tea Tribe Association’s Central Committee in the conference room of his Janata Bhawan office and addressed many issues affecting the tea tribe group, including intensifying vaccination drives in tea garden regions.
Chief Minister Sarma said that in light of the rising number of COVID cases in tea garden regions, measures would be taken to increase testing and vaccinations. He mentioned that the Health Department will take steps to resolve COVID cases in tea garden areas in order to protect tea garden operations. Additionally, he noted that the State government has already taken steps to assist those restricted in containment zones in tea garden regions. Additionally, he said that his government has directed all DCs to stand by and assist citizens in containment zones.
Additionally, the conference addressed questions about pay increases for tea employees. Additionally, Sarma told the delegation that his government would take measures to resolve all issues affecting members of the tea group in general, and students in particular. Additionally, the meeting addressed the possibility of reserving seats in medical colleges for tea tribe students.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Tea Tribe Welfare Sanjay Kisan, ATTSA President Dhiraj Gowala, secretary in charge Ananta Sona, and other ATTSA representatives. Additionally, the delegation presented a cheque for Rs. 50,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, according to a press release.