DIBRUGARH, April 30 - The Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) Zone 1 reached out to some of the marginalized families, affected by lockdown in view of COVID-19 with relief items in Kunhiarbari near Dikom tea estate.
Some 50 beneficiaries, all non-workers were identified with the help of local Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association leaders and were given away rations like rice, dal, cooking oil, salt, biscuits, potatoes, soap and onions etc. The fund for the purpose was borne by ABITA, Dibrugarh Circle.
Similar relief distribution programmes were also undertaken in Chandmari area in Tinsukia district and at Teloijan area near Moran town. �ABITA has so far helped some 150 economically backward families, residing in the periphery areas of their plantations and will continue to reach out to more on need basis,� said Madhurjya Borooah, Secretary ABITA Zone 1.