Lok Sabha

August 4, 2014

Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar speaks regarding special packages for closed tea gardens in North Bengal | Transcript

Senior Trinamool MP Dr Kakoli GhoshDastidar today questioned the Centre regarding the steps the government plansto take for reopening of the closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal. She askedwhether the Tea Board, a Central Govt organization is aware that sixprivately-owned tea gardens in Bengal are closed at the moment and theplantation workers are in a pitiable condition.

The Trinamool MP informed the House thatthe State Government in Bengal is supplying aids, with both health andfinancial packages, to the plantation workers of the closed tea gardens. Sheraised the question in the House whether the Tea Board or the hon. UnionMinister of Business and Commerce have any intention to extend further supportto these plantation workers or extend any revival packages for the tea gardensin the state.

On a different motion in Lok Sabha, thenewly-elected MP for Trinamool Congress, Ms Pratima Mandal raised the questionof falling standards of services offered by the government-owned telecomcompany BSNL in comparison to private telecom companies doing business in thecountry.