NEW DELHI, Dec 20 - BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa has urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to instruct the tea gardens in the State to ensure continuance of the rations facility to the labourers.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, the MP has urged Gogoi to make it clear to the tea garden workers in Assam and instruct the concerned departments to ensure that there is no relation between the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and rations provided to tea garden labourers.
He further urged the Chief Minister to ensure continuance of the existing rations facilities to the labourers.
The NFSA has been already implemented in Assam, which aims to provide subsidised food grains to the people of Assam, the MP claimed, adding that there is no relation between the NFSA and the rations provided to tea workers. Rations are provided by the management to the tea workers and is part of their wages.
The subsidised rations provided by the management has to be continued after NFSA is implemented, Tasa said.
The Jorhat MP claimed that there were rumours being spread in the garden areas that after the implementation of the NFSA, the rations facility would be stopped.