DOOMDOOMA, April 29 - The general secretary of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), Rupesh Gowala has come forward to help the poor and needy families of Doomdooma circle amidst the ongoing lockdown. Gowala, with his personal initiative distributed 1,500 kg rice among over 4,000 needy and poor families of Doomdooma circle during the lockdown period.
Gowala also visited the tea gardens of Doomdooma circle after the tea industry resumed its operations in Tinsukia district from April 12 and tried to sensitise the labourers against COVID-19 pandemic. He also explained various preventive measures to be adopted by the people to protect themselves from the attack of novel coronavirus. Gowala distributed soaps among the labourers working in the gardens here.
Talking to this correspondent, Gowala, who is also the general secretary of Doomdooma Branch of ACMS said, �Following the COVID-19 protocol, tea gardens are engaging only 50 per cent of their work force. Most of the gardens are engaging their permanent work force only. I told the garden authorities to use the temporary labourers also alternatively so that the hardship they are facing is lessened to some extent�.
Meanwhile, Rupai Sanmilita Samaj, a joint forum of various organisations and individuals of Rupai Siding here distributed essential grocery items among 230 poor and needy families of Tipuk Gaon Panchayat area on Sunday.
On the other hand, the Doomdooma Branch of Akhil Asom Bhojpuri Yuva Chatra Parishad and Doomdooma Chath Puja Committee distributed essential grocery items among 110 poor and needy families of Doomdooma town on Sunday.