Delhi, Feb 1: The government on Monday proposed to provide Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare of tea workers in two poll-bound states – Assam and West Bengal.

In the first paperless Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that a special scheme will be devised for the same.

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“I propose to provide Rs 1,000 crores for the welfare of tea workers especially women and their children in Assam and West Bengal,” she said while presenting the Union Budget 2021-22.

West Bengal and Assam are the two big tea producing states in the country.