Chota Tingrai has a total resident population of 2200. We run two primary schools, a hospital, host several health camps and provide housing and other amenities to our workers and staff. We encourage a healthy, engaged and happy community. Our worker unions are very strong, and closely involved in making all our labor related management policies. We ensure fair and equal opportunity to all and continue to improve our social welfare systems to create a progressive, self sustaining, strong community.
Some of our recent projects are described below. For more details and updates on our projects please follow our blog.
Introduction of Waste Disposal System at Chota Tingrai Tea Estate.
We have successfully implemented a waste disposal system for our community, where all waste is segregated into compost and recycle bins. The estate management is responsible for regular pick up and maintenance of the waste disposal infrastructure. We use the compost waste to produce additional compost for our field requirements, or re-distribute this compost to local growers who are connected with us for organic cultivation of tea.
Moving forward, we are looking to create biogas from the collected bio-waste to generate cooking fuel for the housing community instead of relying on wood, which has been the source of fuel for the whole industry for the last 100 years.
Re-construction of drainage systems for health and sanitation.
Due to heavy, unpredictable rainfalls in this region in the last few years, the communities have been facing tremendous hardship dealing with water logging. We are in the process of re-constructing our entire drainage system for the worker housing communities to better capture rain water to avoid water logging during the high monsoon seasons. Improving the overall drainage system reduces the chances of spread of water borne disease and physical damage to homes. This system also helps capture rain water and help re-generate the natural reservoirs.