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Status of water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene practices among the Tea Garden population of Assam-A case study in Barbaruah and Jamira Tea Estate of Dibrugarh District, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 46-53, December,14 (2014)


Assam, one of the prominent states of North Eastern Region, has its name and fame for extensive tea production, processing and export activities. Ironically, the tea garden workers which are integral part of this process and the whole Assamese society are still underprivileged section of the society. Therefore, there is every need to study the health related aspects and living status of this section of population. Whether they are getting the basic human needs in the aforesaid areas are a matter of question. Therefore this paper tries to analyze the status of water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices among the tea garden population of Assam and also trying to highlight the real problems associated with this matter.


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