New Delhi: With people scuttling towards Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) in the wake of demonetisation, the government is introducing more steps to help people adjust to an environment of intense cash crunch.

Amid this farrago of relentless lines and hectic bank officials, a particular tea garden in Assam will be getting its own working ATM machine soon. The particular tea garden is the Dholaguri tea garden in Golaghat district in Assam.

Pallab Lochan Das, Assam labour and employment minister, and PVSLN Murty, State Bank of India’s chief general manager, will be attending the inaugural ceremony of the ATM tomorrow.

“Workers should not face any problem while withdrawing money from ATMs as they are adept at using mobile phones these days. This will help inculcate a habit to save money as they will not withdraw all the money at one go, knowing that the machine is on their premises and money can be withdrawn over time,” Telegraph India quoted owner of Dholaguri tea garden as saying. 

This move is in line with the recent announcement made by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal which stated that Assam would be digital and cashless within a particular span of time.

First Published | 28 November 2016 9:26 AM
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