The Majherdabari tea-garden in Alipurduar district of West Bengal has become the first digital tea garden in the country. The 100 year old garden recently celebrated its centenary birthday with this digital transformation.
All the 1700 working staff of the Majherdabari tea-garden founded in 1917 is extremely happy with this move. Since demonetization announcement, the garden owner has instructed that tea workers were to be paid online and there was a special guidance to help them in this transformation. The local Bank of India branch has been extremely co-operative in this respect.
They organized a training and orientation camp for the workers in the garden for seven consecutive days. Biometric fingerprint scanners were set up, records taken and even a customer service center was set up in the garden itself.
S.S. Das, Zonal Manager, Bank of India informed that similar services on digitization will soon start in 12 tea gardens in the area. The tea workers union has planned to tie up Aadhar with their linked salary accounts across 42 gardens under them. Work has already started in Aryaman tea garden and Jayasree tea garden in Dooars with the co-operation of Central Bank of India.