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Orang TE gets ATM

Owing to the  new demonitization policy and the currency crunch across all over India; In a sigh of relief, the Orang tea estate under Udalguri district installed its first ATM  (Automatic Teller Machine) on this Saturday. A collaborative meeting  was held at the Orang Tea Estate which was inagurated by Sadhana Hojai, Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri. Speaking on the ocassion Hojai said, " Post-Demonitazation the workers of tea gardens had difficulty in receiving wages. But after collective efforts of government agencies and banks everyone is now entitled for wages through their respective bank accounts. "


During the inaugural meeting, Thaneswar Gohain opened the inaugural speech which was also attended by Benu Adhikari President of Orang besides representatives of Assam Branch Indian Tea Association. Officials of Assam Grahmin Bikash Bank (AGVB), tea labour's association members . After inauguration  of the ATM  installation of AGVB  by Sadhana Hojai, DC Udalguri ,Rajni Khakha  was the first worker who received her wages through the ATM facility. It may be mentioned that, the touch screen operated ATMs are an alien technology for the people of the area and it would need some lengthy time for them to use the service properly untill a proper sensitization drive is carried up in the region.
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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla. Currently pursuing his graduation in English literature.

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