Celebrations to mark 200 years of Assam tea underway

Guwahati: The Assam government plans to upgrade hospitals in the tea garden areas of the state to provide advanced, accountable and accessible healthcare to the residents, chief minister Himanta Biswa said at a programme at Matak Tea Estate, Lahowal in Dibrugarh district on Sunday. 

He also informed that the state government would implement water supply schemes in each tea garden for providing safe drinking water.

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Sarma distributed an ambulance each to 26 tea gardens under the Lahowal Legislative Assembly constituency during the programme on Sunday. The ambulances were provided under the MLA’s local area development fund for 2019-20 and 2020-21.

These ambulances will greatly help in meeting any kind of medical emergency by swiftly shifting the patients to hospitals having advanced treatment facilities.

“The state government has undertaken several development initiatives in fulfilling its commitment for tea garden areas since coming to power,” the chief minister said.

Further, highlighting the state government’s pro-people initiatives, Sarma said the government would simplify the issuance of caste certificates for the students living in the tea gardens.

Moreover, the state government will add 6,000 more beneficiaries under the Orunodoi scheme in the Lahowal constituency. He also informed that flood and erosion management in Rohmaria would be fortified and the Burhidihing flood management project would be intensified.

The chief minister also announced that the state government would construct Jagannath Community Centres in all the tea gardens of the state. 

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