Wage Compensation Scheme for Pregnant Women of the Tea Garden Areas of Assam:
The scheme “Wage Compensation Scheme for Pregnant Women of Tea Garden Areas of Assam” has been inaugurated on 1st October 2018, the scheme has been taken up under the State Health Budget.
The objective of the scheme is to provide better health and nutrition to the Pregnant Women of the Tea Garden Areas. Under the scheme a cash benefit of Rupees 12,000 is provided to each pregnant woman of tea garden areas in four instalments so that she can better look after herself and her unborn baby without compromising the livelihood of her family.
All pregnant women residing in Tea garden areas are eligible for the scheme. The pregnant women may be Temporary worker, permanent worker or non-worker – all are eligible.
However, two child norms of Government of Assam will be applicable. That means, the scheme is applicable up to two children only and the pregnant women should not be below 18 years of age.
Incentive are paid in four installments as follows: