Educational scenario in rural and tea garden areas of Assam
Basic education is essential to enhance personal knowledge and skill, which enable an individual to operate ideally in the society and manage basic requirements of survival. Educational opportunities in the tea garden and areas are limited to lower primary levels and most of the schools do not conform to the pupil-teacher ratio according to the RTE Act. In general, workers of tea gardens in Assam are backward in education, despite having basic schooling facilities in most of the tea gardens. Moreover, literacy rate among women workers is very low in comparison to their male counterparts. Lack of education and awareness are the major hindrances to overall capacity building of tea garden workers.