Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
20-December-2011 16:21 IST
No cholera deaths reported in Assam tea gardens this year.
The Government today informed that no deaths due to cholera were reported in the tea gardens of Assam during the current financial year. Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Jairam Ramesh informed this in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Last year 877 cases and 22 deaths due to cholera outbreak were reported from tea gardens in Sonitpur district of Assam. He said, the Government of Assam has taken up implementation of 18 piped water supply schemes and installation of 3,059 spot sources of different category in the tea gardens for providing safe drinking water.