Chah Bagichar Dhan Purashkar Mela In Assam (Cash Award Scheme Tea Garden Worker)
Assam state government has started a new scheme to encourage demonetisation in the state. People belonging to the biggest industry in the state, tea gardens, will be able to receive cash award from the state government under Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar scheme. Under this scheme workers from tea gardens will get Rs. 2500/- cash in their bank accounts.
The scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of Assam Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal. On 2nd of January 2018, at the Chah Bagichar Dhan Purashkar Mela 2017-18 held in Sarbananda Singha Auditorium, Tinsukia, he launched the scheme officially. On the occasion of the official launch Sonowal handed over some of the cheques to the tea garden workers.
Cash Award Scheme – Features
- Reason for the scheme: The scheme was launched to encourage demonetisation and cashless banking. Many people have opened bank accounts after demonetisation happened in 2016. After more than a year passed, the state has started this scheme for those workers.
- Benefits: Under this scheme the state government will provide Rs. 2500/- per head to their bank accounts. If the beneficiary completes nonstop usage of this bank account for next 6 months, then they will get additional Rs. 2500/- from the state government.
- Beneficiaries: The scheme is for the tea garden workers. However those workers, who have opened their bank accounts for the first time in the month of November in 2016, will be the beneficiaries of the scheme.
- Budget: Rs. 182 Cr has