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31 cases filed against tea garden owners

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GUWAHATI, April 23 � The State government has filed 31 cases of violation of the Plantation Labour Act against tea garden owners of Assam in the last three months. The cases have been filed with various Judicial Courts of Assam.

The cases include violation related to poor health and hygiene issues of the tea garden labourers.

This was informed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a press conference here this afternoon.

Gogoi said that the government is committed to implement the Labour Plantation Act in letter and spirit and negligence in any form will not be tolerated.

�We are going to be strict on the tea garden owners if they do not pay heed to the welfare of the tea garden workers and implement the Act in its entirety,� Gogoi said, adding, �We have warned them and also set a specific time frame for them to act on their assurances�. He told mediapersons that tea gardens of Assam are running short of 43,000 houses, 57,000 sanitary provision, 9,392 water plants, 80 health centres, 2,209 doctors and 150 nurses.

The Chief Minister said that the tea garden population and those residing in the char areas are lagging behind in health, education and other fronts and their welfare is the government�s top priority.

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31 cases filed against tea garden owners

GUWAHATI, April 23 � The State government has filed 31 cases of violation of the Plantation Labour Act against tea garden owners of Assam in the last three months. The cases have been filed with various Judicial Courts of Assam.

The cases include violation related to poor health and hygiene issues of the tea garden labourers.

This was informed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a press conference here this afternoon.

Gogoi said that the government is committed to implement the Labour Plantation Act in letter and spirit and negligence in any form will not be tolerated.

�We are going to be strict on the tea garden owners if they do not pay heed to the welfare of the tea garden workers and implement the Act in its entirety,� Gogoi said, adding, �We have warned them and also set a specific time frame for them to act on their assurances�. He told mediapersons that tea gardens of Assam are running short of 43,000 houses, 57,000 sanitary provision, 9,392 water plants, 80 health centres, 2,209 doctors and 150 nurses.

The Chief Minister said that the tea garden population and those residing in the char areas are lagging behind in health, education and other fronts and their welfare is the government�s top priority.