Tea Vision is an independent think tank that takes a 360 degree view of India's Tea Industry for benefit of all Stakeholders.
ETP is a global membership organisation that is catalysing long-term, systemic change, to benefit everybody who works in tea – especially people in tea-producing regions. TeaVision Trust is an independent think tank that takes a 360-degree view of India's Tea Industry for benefit of all stakeholders.
A workshop was held in Dooars for sustainable growth of small growers by encouraging intercropping by other commercial crops such as Pepper, Amla(Indian Gooseberry), Arica nut etc. Also Dairy as an alternative source of income and also to encourage organic farming using the by product from Dairy like cow dung, cow urine and panchaganya cocktail made out of Dairy waste. Once there foeld is unproductive after 50yrs and they are forced to do replanting, these alternate crop can sustain them during gestation period of Tea.
Interactive talk with students at a leading business school that were keen to explore opportunities in the Tea Industry.
Training program was conducted for Female Tea Workers focussing on Health and Hygiene in relation to menstrual well being with deeply subsidised menstrual care products.
Second edition of tea garden caddies at Chulsa Polo Club - a par 71 course. Winner best score of 73 Gross with Runners Up at 75. That is a score of just +2 and +4 considering players play with bare minimum clubs. Rs.5000 Prize Money for Winner and Rs.3000 for RunnersUp. Over 50 clubs were donated at the event. 👏
No single organization exists today which can give a 360* view of the industry and take an independent view on policy matters. Unfortunately each body, either of producers or workers or buyers talk of their own interest and cannot take an independent view of the industry. Tea Vision aims to change that and inspires sector participants to Create an industry that will be vibrant, sustainable and for the good of all stakeholders.
Be a facilitator between lawmakers, tea growers and other stakeholders to discuss local issues and seek re-dressal from respective government or associations. Driving a MISSION to Bring all stakeholder's issue on one table and provide solutions in the interest of all for a sustainable livelihood, be it workers, small or organized sector producers, buyers, brokers and consumers.
The tea industry in India is more than 150 yrs old and the only plantation industry, which has done itself good, yet has unique set of challenges. There are several factors that impact its annual functioning. From labour concerns to bush ageing to so much more. It is critical to develop a far sighted view, and form opinions based on strong experience and clarity of thought. One which we provide.
Coverage of the Small Growers Workshop on Zee Bangla
TEA VISION is a THINK TANK which being a non-partisan and non-profit Trust focuses on converging multiple stakeholders engaged in the tea industry to a common platform for sustainable and equitable development of the industry and community. The core pillars of the organisation are:
- Research and consultation
- Knowledge dissemination/ hub/portal
- Education and capacity building
- Sustainable social development
To create a common platform for multiple stakeholders of tea industry and initiate dialogue on important issues stressing the industry
Engage with civil society, business, government and other stakeholders in developing consensus for collaborative action to enable growth and reform of tea industry
To be the voice of tea industry to impact formulation of inclusive policies essential for the sustainable development of the industry
To advocate the cause of multiple stakeholders of the tea community especially the small tea growers, owners, workers, buyers, exporters and importers
To conduct objective, impartial research independently and in collaboration with institutes of interest in the area of social and industrial development
To undertake investigations on behalf of Government, Non-Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders concerning the tea industry
Creating a rich repository of social, technical, scientific and cultural knowledge about the tea industry and making it available for the public in general
To provide intellectual leadership and guidance in holistic development and welfare of the industry and various stakeholders associated with it
To organize seminars, consultations and workshops engaging various stakeholders to create a forum of discussion leading to knowledge culmination, documentation and dissemination
To provide guidance to various stakeholders of the tea industry as owners, workers, trade unions, small tea growers, owners, workers, buyers, exports, importers and State actors to develop sustainable industry and social practices
To provide technical guidance for the infrastructural progress of the tea industry (especially tea park, packaging and brand building advisory for small tea growers)
To provide technical guidance to enhance sustainable agricultural practices by medium and small tea growers
To promote education in relation to tea industry and community in terms of infrastructure and resource generation
To advance the educational progress of the human resource associated with tea industry and community
To innovate and implement programmes for the capacity building and skill development of various stakeholders involved in the tea industry (small tea growers and human resource engaged with the industry)
To engage and collaborate with multiple stakeholders for the economic, social and cultural development of tea community
To strengthen the education, skills, livelihood, health, environment and culture of the tea community through independent and collaborative approach
To promote the holistic development of the tea industry and community through engaging in planning, formulating and implementing social welfare initiatives
To identify, encourage and promote individuals with exceptional talent from the tea industry and community
To reach out to the community in situations of need and distress
Mr.Dewan is an ex-Army officer and 1969 batch IAS officer of the Andhra cadre and retired as Chief Secretary. Post retirement he was chairman of AP Tourism Development Corporation and has been a former MLA from Darjeeling.
Mr.Das has been Chairman, Tea Board of India. During his tenure he introduced Plantation Subsidy Scheme, that greatly impacted quality initiatives in the sector with owners taking large scale replantation. He also served as Chief Secretary with Government of Assam.
Mr. Bannerjee has had a deep impact in the Tea Industry; during his tenure as Tea Board Chairman he was responsible for reforming the auction system and was instrumental in driving quality upgrade initiatives. He has also served as Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal.
Mr.Siddhartha is IAS from Bengal Cadre serving West Bengal & Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India. He held charge of Tea Board in 2013-14 & spent considerable time in tea regions of North Bengal & Darjeeling playing an important role in establishment of small growers.
Mr.Ghatowar has been a five time Member of Parliament from Assam. A former Minister of State in the Union Cabinet, Government of India, he is a renowned Trade Union Leader who has championed the cause of tea workers for over 40 years.
Mr.Dharmaraj has been Chief Executive & Whole Time Director of Harrisons Malayalam Ltd, managing their Tea & Rubber Plantation Business. He brings with him 46 years of industry experience helming key roles in the past like that of President of UPASI.
Mr.Singh has been an integral part of the Indian Tea Industry for over 40 years.He has been the Managing Director & CEO for Goodricke Group of Companies. .He has served the Indian Tea Industry as Chairman of ITA & Chairman TRA. Has been the founder trustee of Tea Vision Trust.
Mr. Bhargava serves as CEO of Tea Vision Trust. He has been the past Managing Director of Apeejay Tea and carries with him 40 years of tea industry experience. He has also been the past Chairman of the Indian Tea Association from 2015-2017.
Are you wondering about the profitability of the tea sector in the coming years? Looking to enhance skill sets of your management staff? Or looking to undertake research on critical policy initiatives the industry needs? We help answer these and more. Connect with us.
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