ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SOVIET UNION-Prelude to Reform

 been granted the status of More Other Backward Classes and a few have been recognised as scheduled castes. Lack of adequate educational facilities, apathy of the teachers and the management wherever such facilities exist have deprived the children of plantation workers of schooling. Moreover, the children at the primary level find it difficult to cope with Assamese as medium of instruction as it is not their mother-tongue. Lack of proper education has restricted occupational mobility of the plantation workers and their children. Bhattacharya observed that the few persons from tea garden com- munities who had gone in for higher education were mainly from tea gardens where the management had taken a special interest in education or they were from families of ex-tea garden labourers.

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