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Tea labourer stage dharna in Dsipur

Hundreds of tea garden labourers staged dharna in Dispur Last Gate on Wednesday demanding immediate implementation of the Tea Plantation Act and the Minimum Wage Act. Speaking to assamtimes, the protestors here said over the years they have been receiving assurance from the government and nothing else. The Tea Plantation Act has not been implemented. Even the Minimum Daily Wage Act has yet to be implemented, they said adding that the Rs 84 minimum wage per day fixed last year has not been implemented so far. Besides, they alleged that they have been lacking adequate facilities for education, drinking water and sanitation. They blamed the government for continuing woes saying the Government has not been sincere in addressing the problems confronting them for years.
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Minimum wage demand is the result of a misconception of some young people. In fact tea industry is paying more than Rs 84/- a day.

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