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Assam Launched free Medicines Scheme for tea garden Workers

Published on October 07, 2019
Current context: The Assam Government has launched the Free Drug Scheme for giving medicinal security to the tea garden workers.
Assam Launched free Medicines Scheme for tea garden Workers
  • The Free Drug scheme will provide medicines including 142 essential drugs, 47 surgical items, 45 consumables/linens and 6 numbers of disinfectants free of cost to 651 tea garden hospitals in the State garden.
  • 20 crores will be allotted each year on this scheme. This scheme is similar to already available scheme Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) which was operational in 442 tea garden and has a wage compensation of Rs12,000 which given in four instalments to pregnant women working tea garden.
  • Add to this Assam government is planning to reduce cost of foods under National Food Security Act i.e. rice from Rs3/kg to free 5kg rice/family and 2kg/family to 4 lakh family.
  • Government will also stress on setting up more educational institutes. These all measures are being taken as tea industry is in financial crisis due to price stagnation and overproduction.


Q.1 Which state government has launched the Free Drug Scheme for tea garden workers?
a. Assam
b. Tripura
c. Manipur
d. Sikkim
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