Financial Literacy Camp by Axis Bank for Garden Workers
Amalgamated Plantation Team conveys their heartfelt gratitude to Axis Bank, Tezpur Branch, held a Financial Literacy Camp for women garden workers at our Nahorani estate during their lunch break on 16th September, 2016.
Minister’s visit at APPITI, Rowta
The Honorable Minister, Mr. Pallab Lochan Das , Minister of State for Labour and Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare visits to Amalgamated Plantations Industrial Training Institute (APPITI), Rowta
Minister’s visit at Hathikuli
The Honorable Minister, Mr. Pallab Lochan Das, Government of Assam visited Hathikuli Estate on 31st August 2016. The Minister shared his valuable comments on the visit to the estate and his interaction with estate team.
Chairman’s visit to Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman-APPL had visited Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate on 6th August 2016. He was accompanied by Mr. Conrad Godfrey Dennis, VA-Dooars, APPL . The Chairman received a warm welcome by the Estate workers and escorted by the Jhumur team to the Creche. The Chairman thanked the crowd for the overwhelming welcome.
Euroasia Industry Magazine article : TITANS OF TEA
An article published in “Euroasia Industry” Magazine Issue-5, regarding various changes Amalgamated Plantations as a company is bringing into the Tea Industry viz contributions to the inclusive growth like going the organic way, bringing modernization into tea manufacturing, investing heavily into community development etc.
Chairman visits estates at Jorhat & Golaghat
Chairman, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur visited the estates at Jorhat & Golaghat on 11th – 12 July 2016. During the 2 days visit, The Chairman interacted with the colleagues and estate people also shared some light moments with all at the estates.
Chairman’s visit to our estates in Upper Assam
Chairman, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur visited the estates of Upper Assam on 25th & 26th June. The Chairman interacted with the Chabwa Hospital Team, LP School Staff, AATSA, ACMS, EEC Team members. During his rounds of the estates The Chairman visited the Chabwa Factory Canteen, LP School and the Creche and Hospital at Powai.
Training programme on Mechanical Harvesting
In order to bring awareness among STGs a training programme on Mechanised Harvesting was arranged at Lattakoojan TE on 18th July. Members of Dynamic Self Help Group from Rongbong area had actively participated in the programme.
Bush Pepper Training by Lady Custodian of Nahorkutia Circle Estates
Bush Pepper Training conducted on 24 June 2016 at Nahorkutia T.E Crèche to boost Female Entrepreneurship. Training conducted by Mrs. Vijaya Sarmah assisted by the Pepper Mitra and the Pepper Core Team of NHK. Total number of 54 participants attended the training.
Bush Pepper Training by Lady Custodian of Dibrugarh Circle Estates
Bush Pepper Training conducted on 08 July 2016 at Staff Club, Nahortoli T.E. to boost Female Entrepreneurship. Training conducted by Mrs. Gayatri Siddhanta assisted by the Pepper Mitra and the Pepper Core Team of Nahortoli. Total number of 25 participants attended the training.
Bush Pepper training by Lady Custodians at Dooars T.E.
Bush Pepper Training conducted on 09 July 2016 at Damdim Tea Estate to boost Female Entrepreneurship. Training conducted by Mrs. M. Mehra and assisted by Mrs. S. Panja and Ms. Malati Chhetri. Total number of 35 participants attended the training.
Celebrating Fish Farmers Day
Fish Farmers Day was celebrated on 10th July 2016 (Sun) in the fishery sites at Powai, Namroop, Chubwa, Hathikuli and Nahorani. This day is celebrated all over India as the National Fish Farmers Day every year. The significance of celebrating this day is to pay respect to two great fishery scientists Dr. Hiralal Chuadhury and Dr.K.H.Alikunhi
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur’s visit to North Bank and Misa Club
On 10th June 2016, Chairman, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur visited Nahorani Estate along with Managing Director, Mr Jagjeet Singh Kandal. During the visit the Chairman inspected the facilities and infrastructure at the Estate. In addition to interacting with the employees , the Chairman shared some joyful moments with the children at the creche & school.
Tata Volunteering Week – Cultivation training for 20 women Farmers
The Tata Volunteering Week initiative sought to train 20 women farmers from the Goalpara district of Assam in the cultivation of pepper as an alternative high-yield crop on 9th March, 2016. The volunteers sensitized the women in Spice Technology and in using Commercial Production techniques
Training program for small tea growers for PPC compliance & food safety
APPL along with TGBL, ETP and TRA have rolled out a training program for small tea growers for PPC compliance, food safety, health and other related good agricultural practices through farmer field schools.The program has started in Powai, Nahortoli, Noharkutria, Kakajan, Teok, Lattakoojan and Hattigor, and will cover close to 1500 small tea growers.
Pepper Nursery training programme to farmers at Umsur village
Shri Milan Rabha and Shri Loken Rabha made good progress; they have already started planting pepper vines in the available tambul trees besides developing good individual RMPs.
Balipara Foundation presents the Purva – Kaziranga Inheritance in association with APPL Foundation.
Dr. Bibek Debroy visits Hathkuli Organic & Amalgamated Spice Park
Dr. Bibek Debroy, Economist and Member NITI Aayog visit to Hathkuli Organic and Amalgamated Spice Park.
Dr Gunter Pauli visits Hathikuli Organic and Misa Polo Club
Dr. Gunter Pauli visited Hathikuli Organic with eminent international members from the world of sustainability and conservation, and our Chairman Mr Ranjit Barthakur. His comment that our fishery site is world class was music to our ears. He also addressed our management members at the Misa Polo Club convention centre.
Visitors at Spice Park
Shri V K Pipersenia, Chief Secretary Government of Assam visited Amalgamated Spice Park on 7th November, 2015.
Hathikuli Tea Estate Achieves Rainforest Alliance Certification
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods by promoting and evaluating the implementation of the most globally respected sustainability standards in farming, forestry and tourism. Independent certification bodies audit agriculture operations to provide transparent validation and certification services based on the standard developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN).
TATA Volunteering Week – 4
An ‘Eye Screening Camp’ was organized at Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate on 4th October 2015 in collaboration with Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Siliguri. This initiative was a part of TATA Volunteering Week – 4 which is being observed at the estate.
TATA Volunteering Week: RHRC, Chubwa
Referral Hospital & Research Centre (RHRC), Chubwa organized the activity “Health Checkup of College Teachers by Medical Specialists & Experience Sharing Motivational Session with Students” on September 20, 2015 at DDR College, Chabua in Dibrugarh, Assam.
Collaborative Training Program on black pepper among farmers arranged by Teok KVK
Our Agri Team represented by Arup, Dhriti and Rajesh conducted a Black Pepper cultivation programme among farmer groups and the scientific community in Jorhat, Assam on invitation from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Kissan Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) wing. A great honour for the team.
The 8th AGM of Amalgamated Plantations was held in Kolkata on 7th August 2015
The attendees included 21 female and 35 male shareholder employees representing our 25 tea estates and 3 packaging centers in Assam and West Bengal.
Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate
A Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized at Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate under the aegis of Blood Bank, Jalpaiguri District Hospital in association with State Blood Transfusion Council, West Bengal.
Distribution of Black Pepper Saplings
Black pepper saplings from our nursery at Kellyden Tea Estate being distributed to spice farmers by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam in the presence of our Chairman Mr Ranjit Barthakur.
Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi, inaugurates Amalgamated Spice Park
The Amalgamated Spice Park, Assam, was inaugurated on 29th July, 2015. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi, graced the momentous occasion with his presence.
Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held in Kolkata on Friday, the 7 August, 2015.
Notice is hereby given that the Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, on Friday, the 7th day of August, 2015 at 10.30 A.M.
“Train the Trainer” program at Kellyden Tea Estate
The training program, “Train the Trainer ” for the Lady Custodian, Ms.Monu Mehra on Bush Pepper for Nagaon Estates was conducted at Kellyden T.E Crèche on 09.07.15.
Training Programmes for Tea Growers
Our Agri Business Team is conducting training & demonstration programmes on Black Pepper cultivation for small tea growers in the tea growing areas of Assam and North Bengal. Here are some moments from this ongoing initiative!
South Korean Delegation visits the Kolkata Office
A 25 member Tea Delegation from South Korea visited our Kolkata office on June 5th. Post a tea tasting session, they were given presentations on the Indian Tea Industry, our company profile and our organic tea endevour in Hathikuli Tea Estate…
World Environment Day
On this World Environment day let us take a pledge that the Amalgamated Plantations family of 31000 become better stewards of our planet and aspire for global sustainability leadership in the areas we operate in.
Ms Rina Mandal, under the mentorship of Ms Anku Barua from Chubwa Tea Estate wins the “Friendship Bracelet” competition sponsored by Keith Spicer UK.
Keith Spicer – the UK arm of Harris Freeman, is one of the major packers and suppliers of tea in UK.
SBI-IIPM Capacity Building Programme
A technical team of 32 officials from the Central Govt agencies of Spices Board, NERAMAC, Indian Institute of Plantation Management accompanied by Government of Assam officials visited the Amalgamated Spice Unit site on May 20th.
Nurses’ Day Celebration
The Referral Hospital & Research Centre (RHRC) at Chubwa celebrated Nurses’ Day to honour their contribution and commitment. Along with various programs, 3 RHRC Nurses were posthumously honoured and the gesture was highly appreciated by their family members.
Book Launch of “Reflections on Managing WATER: Earth’s Greatest Resource”
“Reflections on Managing WATER: Earth’s Greatest Resource” edited by Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman, APPL Foundation and Balipara Tract & Frontier Foundation and Indira Khurana, was released by the Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Tarun Gogoi on 23rd April, 2015.
DGM of North East Frontier Railways visits Hathikuli Tea Estate
Mr. A.K Mittal Chairman, and Mr. Anit Daulat DGM of North East Frontier Railways visited the plantations, factory and facilities of our certified organic Hathikuli Tea Estate on 11th of April 2015.
Amalgamated Plantations Sports Officer wins at ATB Golf Tournament
Jakir Hussain, Amalgamated Plantations sports officer who has a handicap of 6 , won the best gross in the ATB Golf tournament held at Kaziranga Golf Resort. The Tournament was held on 29th March, 2015. Jakir performed extremely well and brought a score of 77 amongst 110 golfers.
The Colebourn’s visit Misa Polo Club
Peter and Rosemary Colebourn from UK, in-laws of Shri Gaurav Gogoi standing Member of Parliament of Koliabor Assam, visited Misa Polo Club on 29th March, 2015. They have promised to return for a round of Golf !!
Tata Volunteering Week: A joint initiative with New Light
The Kolkata team of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd participated in the TATA Volunteering Week initiative on April 2nd by partnering with New Light, an NGO that strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for children of sex workers.
Blood donation camp at Lattakoojan Tea Estate Hospital
Blood Donation Camp was organised in colaboration with the Blood Bank of Golaghat Civil Hospital at LattakoojanT.E. Hospital.
Shri Gaurav Gogoi’s visit to Hathikuli Tea Estate
Member of Parliament of Koliabor constituency Shri Gaurav Gogoi visited the tea plantations, factory, hospital and other employee facility areas of Hathikuli Tea Estate on 25th March 2015.
Felicitation of Mr. Jatin Ch. Bordoloi by the Hathikuli Tea Estate team
The Head Master of the Deering LP school Mr. Jatin Ch. Bordoloi was felicitated by the Hathikuli Tea Estate team for his outstanding contribution towards the betterment of the school and academic achievements of his students.
Tata Voluntary activity at Rangapara HS School
Nahorani Tea Estate carried out the Tata Voluntary activity on 26.03.2015 at Rangapara HS School and cleaned up the school campus, white washed the boundary wall, painted main entry gate, provided shade guards in the newly planted plants and at the end of the programme a hand washing demonstration was also held.
Delegation of fish farmers accompanied by the Deputy Director of Agriculture Technology Management Agency GoI visited the fish hatchery site in Hathikuli Tea Estate for a training session on scientific hatchery operations.
TATA Volunteering Week – Blood Donation Camp at Powai Tea Estate
In response to the Tata volunteering week ,a blood donation camp was organized by Powai T.E. at Powai central hospital on 25th March 2015 . It was conducted by a team of professionals from Tinsukia Civil Hospital under the guidance of Dr. M. Gogoi, Sr. Medical Officer…
Tata Volunteering Week III
On 18.03.15 a team comprising of fifteen (15) volunteers, from the Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Guwahati Office went to a government school, Jyotinagar Prathamik Vidyalaya, Govt. LP School, located at Bamunimaidan, Guwahati, where we chose a pre-primary classroom to clean, paint, decorate and make it attractive for the children.
Tata Volunteering Week
staff and the medical team of Kellyden Tea Estate visited Aapun Ghor, an old age home in Jakhalabandha. Apart from interacting and spending joyous times with the home members, a free medical checkup was also conducted and solar lamps were distributed.
Tea firm brews alliance plans – Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd., second largest producer in India, eyes expansion abroad
Amalgamated Plantations Private Ltd, the second largest tea producer in the country, is consolidating its position in the international markets and developing strategic alliances with direct buyers.
Mr Ranjit Barthakur presents a book to Mr Saeed Kidwai
Mr Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman Amalgamated Plantations presenting a book “Reflections on Managing Water, Earth’s Greatest Natural Resource” edited by him to Mr Saeed Kidwai, ex Managing Director and Chairman of Tata Tea and Amalgamated Plantations respectively, in Kolkata on March 7th 2015.
The Resilient Community Project: Designing a safe and secure future for all.
The Resilient Community Project is an initiative launched by Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Foundation in collaboration with Baptist Church Hospital, at Hattigor and Majuli Tea Estates in Darrang district of Assam. It was set up with the intent to create a healthy, safe and protective society through community awareness campaigns on healthcare and sanitation…
2nd Assam International Agri-Horti Show, Guwhati
Mr Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman and Mr Jagjeet Kandal, Managing Director with Mr V K Pipersenia, Addl Chief Secretary, Deptt of Agriculture& Irrigation Govt of Assam at the 2nd Assam International Agrihorticultural Show in Guwahati on February 12th.
Cleft Surgery Camp at RHRC with Operation Smile
The cleft surgery camp at RHRC started on January 28th and ended on February 2nd, 2015. The team comprised of 38 members with 23 representatives from Operation Smile, 10 from Referral Hospital & Research Centre (RHRC), Chubwa and 5 student volunteers.
Sirish Festival 2015
To acknowledge the contribution of the Tea Tribes in Assam, Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Foundation organized the first Sirish Festival. Sirish, a Sanskrit work, which means soul of the body, was held at Hathikuli Tea Estate located in the periphery of Kaziranga National Park on February 7th and 8th, 2015.
Most Promising Assam Tea Brand of the year Hathikuli Organic
This is to certify that Hathikuli Organic is the proud winner of “North-East consumer Awards 2014″ under the category “Most Promising Assam Tea Brand of the Year”.
Tata Tea goes international
Tata Global Beverages (TGB), the Rs 7,622-crore beverage arm of the Tata Group, has inducted Tata Tea into its global power brand list. With this, the brand has become the second Indian product of the group to achieve this status. The other is mineral water brand Himalayan.
Awards for tea tribes instituted
To acknowledge the contribution of the tea tribes in the state, Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Foundation of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd…
Amalgamated Plantations awarded special recognition on “Community Impact” by Tata Sustainability Group
Tata Sustainability Month Competition 2014
Most Promising Assam Tea Brand of the Year 2014
Hathikuli Organic has been awarded the “Most Promising Assam Tea Brand of the Year 2014″ by elite jury panel for 5th North-East Consumer Awards.
Amalgamated Inter Estate Football Championships 2014
The finals of the Amalgamated Inter Estate Football Championships 2014 was held in Nahorkutia Planters Club on 7th December. Over 8000 spectators watched the game. Congratulations to the winners, Nahorkutia T.E from Upper Assam who defeated Noweranuddy TE from Dooars, 3-1
Educational tour by AAU Jorhat students to Teok Tea Estate
163 students of 3rd year B.Sc. (Agri) from Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, in two batches visited Teok Tea Estate & the R&D Centre for an educational trip on “sustainable agricultural practices” on 3rd & 6th Dec 2014. The team was accompanied by two Professors, Dr.J.K.Choudhury and Dr.Das.
A tripartite MoU involving SBI, Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. and Small Tea Growers
India’s largest banker State Bank of India inked an MoU to provide credit to small tea growers operating with Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. on 15th December. Mr Jagjeet Kandal exchanging the MOU with Mr. S.K. Magoo, Chief General Manager SBI NE Circle in the presence of Mr. B. Sriram, MD & GE and Dr Manju Agarwal, CGM Rural Business of SBI Mumbai at the SBI office in Guwahati.
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur’s, Chairman of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. interview in FICCI’s North East Connectivity Summit, 2014
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd., Chairman of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Foundation & Chairman of FICCI, NE shares his views on development issues in NE India with Wasbir Hussian on his chat show, Talk Time.
Mr. S. Soundararajan, Director Tea Development, Tea Board of India, Kolkata visits Teok Tea Estate
Mr. S. Soundararajan, Director Tea Development, Tea Board of India, Kolkata visits Teok Tea Estate on 27th Nov to interact with the estate team and small tea growers of the neighboring areas.
Sankar Barua, the head of our fishery department, presented the company’s fish breeding experience to the scientific community at the CIFA workshop on “Development of Strategies for Quality Seed Production in Eastern India and Awareness Workshop” at Kalyani, West Bengal on 28th Nov 2014.
The programme was organized for ceremonial inauguration of a Fishery Cooperative Society named “ Naduar Fishery Cooperative Ltd “ ( 262 members) developed under FPO ( Farmers Producers Organization) programme of the World Bank sponsored AACP and ceremonial release of Jayanti Rahu fingerlings in the members ponds. Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. supplied 50 nos of Jayanti fingerlings for the occasion and the fingerlings were released by Mr. Narzary and Mr Hazarika.
Mr. Jitesh Khosla , Chief Secretary of Assam visited RHRC Chubwa along with Mrs. Khosla , accompanied by Mr. P. Gupta, Deputy commissioner of Tinsukia and Mr. D. Bhuyan circle officer of Chabua. He visited all departments as well as the effluent treatment plant, the laundry section etc. He had detailed discussions with the medical staff on health and waste disposal issues and systems. Mr Rana Barua, Manager Chubwa Tea Estate and Dr Arun Sarman, Head RHRC accompanied the visitors.
Tata Relief Committee – In Response to J&K Flood Relief 2014
In response to the devastating floods that affected Jammu & Kashmir in September, the Tata group, under the auspices of the Tata Relief Committee…
The “Heroes of the Earth” Awards organised by the Baliapara Foundation on November 7th, was a scintillating affair. The hon’ble chief minister of Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi graced the event with his presence. Guru Robin, the Bob Dylan of Naga Folk and Blues enthralled the gathered audience with a stellar musical performance. The Young Entrepreneur award was presented to Bano Haralu by Jagjeet Singh Kandal, Managing Director of Amalgamated Plantations by Mr. Jagjeet Singh Kandal, Managing Director of Amalgamated Plantations.
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd takes pride in supporting colleagues from Guwahati – Mr. Patir & Mr. Dubey.
Mr. Patir and Mr. Dubey, colleagues from Guwahati, helped in identifying the beneficiaries & distributing relief kits in the flood affected areas of Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir.
Elephant Rescue Operation at Hattigor Tea Estate
Around 3.00 P.M. on 28.10.2014 at Khoirabari Division, in section No. 2, a herd of approx. 100 wild elephants was spotted. Locals from the nearby Ghagra Bazar had gathered to watch them…
Jammu and Kashmir Floods: Situation Update 28th Oct
In the week gone, 2nd batch of 10 volunteers from Tata Chemicals, Tata Power, TBSS, Tata AIG, Amalgamated Plantations worked from 17th Oct till 27th Oct…
Thoughts from India
Standing in a field near Digboi in Upper Assam last week, I felt like I had finally reached the last link of the supply chain that joins tea growers in India to tea drinkers in the West…
“Swach Bharat Abhiyan” programmes conducted in Guwahati and Tea Estates by Amalgamated employees
International Girl Child Awareness Camp held at Teok Tea Estate on 11th Oct`14
The Teok Tea Estate management team and Angabari women workers presented the translation of the contents of the message…
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. is now extending its expertise to rural fish farmers for their sustainable economic growth through aquaculture
Flood Relief Camp at Jiakur Village, Assam
The Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. team made their way to Jaikur, located 45 kms away from Guwahati, to provide relief to the flood affected victims of the area…
The Bangladesh High Commissioner to India visits Kellyden Tea Estate
The Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, His Excellency Tariq A Karim accompanied by Mr & Mrs Syed Muntasir Mamun visited Kellyden Tea Estate on September 25th…
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Chairman, Mr Ranjit Barthakur completes visit of all 25 gardens between August and 15th September
Apart from reviewing business operations, his focus was on the areas of healthcare, education, living conditions and other social issues…
Solidaridad & Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. provide medical aid to workers and families in closed tea gardens in the vicinity of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. gardens in West Bengal
Solidaridad, an international development organization…
Volunteering programmes with Operation Smile and Aamar Ghar in Guwahati under the aegis of Tata Engage
In a world where human sustenance heavily relies on responsible acts of goodness, there’s always a need for individuals to step up and make a difference…
Financial Literacy Programme for Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. shareholder workers and staff conducted in all 25 tea estates – a 1st in the industry
The programmes were completed in the 1st week of September and was conducted by members of the Tata Asset Management Company Limited.
Hathikuli Team met Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change
The Hathikuli team met The Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change…
Special mention in TSG 2014
‘Sustainability Competition’ organized by Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) during the Sustainability Month 2014…
Spice factory to come up in Nagaon
Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited — the second largest tea producer in the country — will commission the largest spice processing unit in the Northeast by the year-end.
Member of the International Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) for promoting spices from North East India
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. has been accorded full membership of The Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI)…
Starbucks US orders 1 Lakh Kg of Tea
1 lakh kg of 3 varieties of tea has been contracted to Starbucks US from four estates Organic, CTC and Orthodox from Hathikuli, Namroop, Diffloo and Chubwa Tea Estates…
Aid plea for Hathikuli farm
The Telegraph, Guwahati, August 17