DIBRUGARH, July 27 - The district administration here has roped in an international organisation, �Ethical Tea Partnership� and UNICEF to set up healthy ambience in the housing enclaves of tea workers of the nearby Romai tea estate in collaboration with the district�s Public Health Engineering Department.
The local district administration is seeking to implement a first of its kind project in the tea estate to provide potable water to the workers and also improve sanitation concurrently. This project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 1.14 crore and is a pilot project, said Bhaskar Sharma, Executive Engineer, PHE, Dibrugarh.
The project encompasses water supply (rainwater harvesting included) through pipelines to each household of the garden and proper bathing space attached to toilets. After PHE provides water by connecting every household with pipelines, Ethical Tea Partnership will construct proper bathing rooms next to the toilets of the families, according to Sharma.
As part of the implementation initiative, a portion of the garden plot was transferred to the PHE Department today. Sharma informed that the Central government had already sanctioned the fund for the purpose under National Rural Drinking Water Programme.
It needs to be mentioned here that unlike other schemes in the plantations, the garden management here will supervise, maintain and ensure continuity of the venture from the first day of its implementation.