Assam Govt. launches Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18:- Scheme for Tea Garden Workers

Published Date - 16 March 2018 02:52:35 Updated Date - 16 March 2018 03:22:13

The state government of Assam launched Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 a cash award scheme for tea garden workers of the state. Subsequently, this scheme will help in financial inclusion of the tea labourers. The scheme will be completed in two phases and the government will invest Rs. 364 crore in both phases. The Scheme will benefit around 6,58,250 tea garden workers with a total outlay of Rs. 364 crore (182 crore in both phases).

Accordingly, Assam Tea Garden Workers Scheme will bring tea labourers closer to the banking sector and thus promote cashless transaction. Under this scheme, the workers of the tea community will receive Rs. 2500 in their bank accounts. In addition to this, tea labourers will get another Rs. 2500 in the next phase. The amount will be credited to the accounts which were opened during the time period of demonetization. Chah Bagisha Dhan Puraskar Mela is a scheme to award tea workers on opening bank accounts and becoming a part of Digital India.

Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 Scheme

The important features  of this scheme are as follows:-

  • The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the tea garden workers of the state Assam.
  • All the tea garden workers who have opened new accounts during demonetization can avail the benefits of Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 Scheme.
  • Assam govt. will credit an amount of Rs. 2500 directly into the accounts of the tea labourers. Moreover, all the tea workers who now opens the account and successfully operate their bank accounts for 6 months will also get Rs. 2500 in the next phase.
  • The second installment will go to those who continue to operate their accounts in the next six months in the first phase.
  • The state govt. will credit the amount in the bank accounts of 6,58,250 tea garden workers.
  • For this reason, govt. will release an amount of Rs. 182 crore to provide financial incentives to all account holders belonging to tea community.
  • Moreover, govt. will also release the same amount after 6 months.
  • In addition to this, all the bank account holders can now avail the facilities of other govt. schemes like PM Suraksha Bima Yojana.
  • Furthermore, govt. will also resolve the other problems which the tea community faces and thus strengthening the socio-economic fabric of the state.
  • During 2018, state govt. would set up another 100 High Schools in the tea garden areas and adequate number of teachers would also be appointed
  • Assam govt. is also going to open various skill development centers in tea gardens across the state.


The Tea garden workers forms an important segment in the entire demography of Assam. These labourers contributes to the state’s economy in a selfless manner. Accordingly, Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 Scheme will surely help tea labourers to raise their living standards and thus lead to the overall development of Assam..

The state govt. would also set up 700 community halls in all the tea gardens of the state. Under the newly launched scheme Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18, steps have been taken to extend the fruits of demonetization to the people belonging to tea community who have already opened their bank accounts during the period of demonetization by crediting an amount of Rs. 2,500 in each of their accounts.

Skill Development Centers for Tea Garden Workers

Assam govt. is also going to open various skill development centers in tea gardens across the state. Subsequently, this scheme aims at enhancing the skills of the youths and will provide job opportunities to them.

In addition to this, govt. also decides to open several High Schools for better education opportunities. Accordingly, Assam govt. will open 100 high schools in FY 2018 in various tea garden areas. Moreover, these schools will have sufficient number of teachers for proper education.

Other Decisions for Tea Community

The state govt. of Assam is also framing a scheme for the pregnant women of the tea community. Under this scheme, govt. will provide Rs. 12,000 to such women for her proper nutrition and to provide support to the family before 3 months of her delivery. This amount will help women to fulfill her desires without even going to work during her pregnancy.

Assam state govt. will also provide 5% of the amount from its development fund for the construction of roads & other activities. Furthermore, around 700 community halls will also get established in tea Garden areas of Assam.


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