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JB Ekka Committee to be formed 

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  • February 24, 2021
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JB Ekka Committee to be formed 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy

In news

  • A one-man committee under Principal Secretary Dr. JB Ekka will be formed for equal wages of small tea workers of Assam.

Key takeaways

  • Also, the Assam government has announced the increase in wage of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217 per day. 
  • The tea garden managements pay the wages which is fixed by the government.
  • The tea tribe community of Assam also faces exploitation, economic backwardness, poor health conditions and low literacy rates.
  • In the Union Budget 2020-21, Rs 1,000 crore was announced for the welfare of tea workers in Assam and West Bengal.

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