The move follows Assam government’s directive of making cashless transactions to the plantation workers. 5 correspondents from the Assam Grameen Vikash Bank assisted the payment process.
504 plantation workers who are employed at the Burnie Braes tea estate received their wages through their individual bank accounts.
This move supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cashless India drive, following the demonetisation of old ?500 and ?1000 currency notes on 9 November 2016.
Other states which have districts that have gone cashless include Goa and Maharashtra.