GUWAHATI, April 30 - The three Assam-based indigenous tea producers� associations � Assam Tea Planters� Association (ATPA), North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and Bharatiya Cha Parishad (BCP) � have donated a sum of Rs 19 lakh to the Assam Arogya Nidhi fund as support towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
ATPA, NETA and BCP donated Rs 3 lakh, Rs 11 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively.
The North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi), under its CSR, also donated Rs 2 crore in addition to one-day salary of the employees amounting to Rs 5,75,673.
Employees of the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM) have contributed Rs 5 lakh towards the Assam Arogya Nidhi.
The FCI Retired Employees� Welfare Association (FCIREWA) North Eastern Zone contributed Rs 50 thousand to the Assam Arogya Nidhi to help in the fight against coronavirus.
FCIREWA NE zone�s vice president Amiya Kr Sarma and zonal secretary Ratul Ch Sarma handed a cheque for the said amount to Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at the NHM office here on Tuesday, said a press release issued today.