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Tripura’s biggest tea estate goes cashless

Agartala: The Manu Valley tea estate management of North Tripura’s Unokoti district has decided to go for cashless transaction and payment of wages to the labourers through banks accounts.
Tripura’s biggest tea estate- Manu Valley has 785 employees, including tea pluckers, and out of which wages of 750 employees have bank accounts in SBI and UBI.  Only 320 employes have got pass books and wages of 309 tea pluckers and others have been deposited to banks. In Tripura, the Laxmi Tea Company Ltd has six tea estates with 2,352 employees, including labourers working in these tea gardens, industrial officials said, adding that ”So far, altogether 1,749 labourers have been opened bank accounts and bank accounts for remaining tea pluckers and other allied employees will be done in phase manner.”
The labourers who have bank pass books will get payment thorough banking system while others will get the same from the SDM office in cash, he said.
The UBI officials said payment to be made to labourers at Chandipur Community Sales Point (CSP) for the time being and later the same could be done inside Tea Estate by using Point of Sales (POS) machine. (UNI)

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