The word Namroop has been derived from the word “Nam-Rook” a Tai word, literally meaning a high land around water. The estate is located in the southern part of upper Assam in Dibrugarh district, at an elevation of 403.5 meters above sea level. It is nestled at the foothills of the Patkai range and watered by the beautiful Desang river.
The oldest plantation of the estate dates back to 1898. Namroop listed its record produce of tea in 2006. The quality rating for both estate-produced tea and purchased leaf tea at Namroop was the highest among all the gardens of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. for the year 2012-13 & 2013-14.
Mature area 395.49 hectares Immature area 9.37 hectares Total tea area 404.86 hectares Annual production of CTC tea 15 lakh kilograms V.P. Nursery 2.90 hectares Area used for seed baris 1.22 hectares Area not suitable for tea(low line/jungle area) 63.95 hectares Land used for roads, drain etc. 123.68 hectares buildings & estalishment 41.80 hectares Alternate crop (fishery project) 12.47 hectares Total Tea Production 13.1 lakh Kilograms Total estate area 650.88 hectares
Note of Interest
In 1228, Chau Chukafa invaded Assam from Northern Myanmar and established a sovereign state. He wanted Namroop to be the capital. But owing to dense forests and communication barriers, he had to subsequently establish the capital of the Ahom kingdom at Charaideo and later at Sivasagar.
Garden Produce & Production Facility
The tea estate has the capacity to produce 15 lakh kilograms of rolled-rotorvane CTC tea which is the final product that it has to offer. The total production in 2013-14 was 14.68 lakh kilograms.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
Namroop has 810 permanent employees and during the peak season, it employs an additional 750 daily workers. The estate houses 424 company provided labour quarters. It has also provided double compartment UNICEF designed latrines to all the families.
There is the provision of one hospital with the arrangement of 35 beds.
The estate also conducts special immunization weeks and Pulse Polio immunizations as per the guidelines of the State Government from time to time. Mass Immunization Programme like J.E. Vaccination etc. is also held as per directives. Anti-Malarial measures and educating people with the cause, consequences and prevention from contagious diseases, vector borne diseases etc. are done from time to time.
To regulate hygiene maintenance, the septic tanks in the estate are periodically cleaned and the labour lines are kept neat, clean and tidy.
A lower primary school located in the estate’s campus has 231 students registered on its attendance roll.
In order to get the students and youths prepared for the job market, an educated lady gives out training in the art & craft sector.
The community welfare front of the estate is studded with various activities throughout the year. Apart from the Annual Sports and the Baby Show, the estate also organizes projects pertaining to agriculture (Lab to Land) and holds Laparoscopic Sterilization Camps (it has now become a benchmark for its fellow counterparts).
The estate has undertaken responsibilities like under-6 child care and nutritional programme in the central and satellite crèches. It also holds regular interactive meetings with the link workers, Anganwadi workers, CHV’s, Line Chowkidar etc.
The estate has a 35 member Mother’s Club which aims at creating awareness among the families for better quality of life and standard of living.
The adolescent girls in the estate are also engaged in various constructive activities. Their 180 member club, MUSKAAN, creates awareness through street plays among the workers on various social and health related issues. These girls are actively working to eradicate child marriage, to re-admit school drop-outs and to build self confidence among adolescent girls and to foster various lifestyle related skills. The club members are also engaged to control anemia in adolescent girls through administration of IFA tablets with the sponsorship of ABITA – UNICEF.
Namroop Tea Estate has endeavoured to keep its commitments towards protecting the environment and contributing in its own way to sustain nature.
The fishery ponds at the tea estate make user of 4 solar panelled lights to conserve electrical energy.
Chemical wastes and hospital garbage are disposed on yearly basis through government certified agencies.
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
ISO 22000, SA8000, OHS compliant, ETP compliant, Rain Forest Alliance, Trustea
Has received the award for the best profit margin among all the estates of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2012 and 2013, and the best managed CTC Estate in 2010
Received A.B.I.T.A Family Welfare Award in 2006
Directors from Wood Family Trust, Africa visited the estate in May 2014
Delegation from Twinings UK, France and UNICEF London & New Delhi visited the Estate in May 2014
Visitor from Starbucks, Switzerland visited the estate in June 2014
The estate’s adolescent girls club visited the other gardens of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. to conduct street plays on different social Issues in June 2014
Tea Master's Notes
Full bodied, slightly astringent cup with notes of roasted nuts