The name Lamabari has been derived from two words; ‘lama’ which is the name given to a Tibetian monk and ‘bari’ which means home. As the local story goes, in ancient times, the lamas had built their dwellings in this area.






 




 






Historical Landmarks


The British company, Consolidated Tea & Lands, planted the first tea sapling here in 1919. Initially there was no factory in Lamabari. For processing the produce, tea leaves had to be carried to Dhunseri Tea Estate on bullock carts by crossing the river Rowta.


It was a proud moment for the estate when it listed its record crop in 2003.





 




 





Plantation Stats






















































Mature Area 364.5 hectares
Immature Area 14.59 hectares
Total Tea Area 379.09 hectares
Annual production of CTC tea 10 lakh kilograms
VP Nursery 1.00 hectares
Land used for Seed Bari 10.82 hectares
Land Requisitioned /Leased out 370.51 hectares
Land used for Roads, Drains etc. 48.95 hectares
Land used for Paddy cultivation 84.71 hectares
Land occupied for building & establishments 128.71 hectares
Land used for Aquaculture 3.42 hectares
Total Estate Area 1027.21 hectares






 




 






Note of Interest


The road Orang Rupa, was used by the Army in 1962 during the Chinese invasion of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. This important road on the Indo-Chinese border is now being made pucca by the central government.






 




 





Garden Produce & Production Facility


The tea estate has the capacity to produce 10 lakh kilograms of CTC tea which is the final product that it has to offer. The plucking season here, begins in March, runs through the rest of the year and ends in December.


Fresh green tea leaves from the garden are plucked and processed in the factory which is located within the estate. The produce is manually sorted and individually graded. They are then packed separately into PP woven sacks, sealed and marked with hand-rollers using non-porous ink.






 




 














People Welfare Commitments


The Lamabari Tea Estate has 827 permanent employees and during the peak season, it employs an additional 400 to 500 temporary workers. It provides 537 labour quarters to accommodate its workforce. The company provides electricity to all the labour lines and the power is directly received from APDCL.


Healthcare


To safeguard their health and hygiene, scientifically designed drains have been built to remove sewage from the labour lines.


There is a centrally located hospital close to the labour colonies to take care of their medical needs. The estate also carries out, preventive immunisation for workers as per government protocols.


The estate has a highly dedicated medical team, lead by Dr B.K. Baruah.


Education


The estate runs a primary school along with the 2 government run primary schools. There are 96 students on the estate run school’s attendance roll.


Community Development


There is a women’s group, a mother’s club, 3 worker’s club and one staff club in addition to mahila mandals that look into facilitating the community’s participation in different affairs.


The estate conducts lab to land programs in the neighbouring villages to create harmonious relationship among the residing communities and to uplift the socially backward inhabitants of the area.





 




 





Environmental Commitments


Lamabari Tea Estate has endeavoured to keep its commitments towards protecting the environment and contributing in its own way to sustain nature.


Wastage Policy


All chemical and hospital waste materials are disposed on a yearly basis to government certified agencies.


Soil Control


Soil analysis is done on a yearly basis at the R&D section of Teok Tea Estate. Manures applied in the plantation are as per their recommendations.The application of bio fertilizers has been implemented to reduce the application of inorganic fertilizers which cause environmental hazards.






 




 





Certifications & Awards


SA 8000, ISO 22000, Rain Forest Alliance, Trustea & ETP


Trustea by the Tea Board of India (in process)