Financial Aid To 8 Lakh Tea Garden Workers Ahead Of Assam Election | Read

PUBLISHED ON: February 6, 2021 | Duration: 3 min, 32 sec

  
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today launched the third phase of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) of Assam government to some eight lakh bank accounts in tea gardens of the state. Each account will be credited with ₹ 3,000 each; in the first two instalments ₹ 5,000 each was credited. "Despite COVID-19 pandemic, bank officials have managed to tide over shortcomings and appointed bank mitras to take care of these accounts which were opened during demonetisation. Today, people in a tea estate of Assam will have same facility like someone in Mumbai," Ms Sitharaman said.
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