Good weaves International and Rainforest Alliance have joined hands to start a child focused education project at Nahortoli Tea Estate of APPL in Upper Assam. The objective of the initiative is to improve learning at schools engaging children and teachers, awareness in the community about the value of education and reduce the risk of children engaging in work.



Vitamin deficiencies can wreak havoc in the lives of infants and their mothers. Often due to lack of vitamins in dietary supplements pregnant and lactating women and infants suffer from a number of ailments. This can be prevented by vitamin supplementation. Such a drive was recently initiated at tea gardens of APPL. APPL Foundation in partnership with Doctors For You to launch a Vitamin Supplementation programme across APPL Tea Estates in Assam and Dooars reaching children below 5 years age, pregnant and lactating women.


Black Pepper Training for Women of APPL Estate

A training programme on Bush Pepper was successfully conducted on 26th June 2018. The main objective of this training was Women Empowerment & Skill Development ·

  • Training & skill development ·
  • Boost female entrepreneurship ·
  • Supporting the growth of micro-small-and medium sized enterprises.

The programme will soon be extended to other estates.


Sirish™ : Celebrating the Tea Community

The story of ‘Assam Tea’ begins in 1823 when Robert Bruce, an Englishman, met Birsa Gaum, the Singpho chief to explore the potential for tea. A century and half later, this blend has carved a niche for itself globally. It is possible that there isn’t a tea lover who has never tasted pure Assam Tea. This great industry exists because of plantation workers who work tirelessly in the fields.


Affirmative Actions Assessors Visit

Tata Affirmative Action team, comprising Ms. Pinakshi Khandelwal (Tata Sons) and Mr. Pithumai Nazarene (TCS) visited APPITI on 18th April 2018. The team basically came to assess the impact of our outreach towards the marginalized communities of Assam. The assessors were highly impressed with the quality of impact, and appreciated our work.

Dance competition winning team receiving award from CM

CM attends Sirish™ Festival, 2018 at Misa

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta at the Sirish™ Festival organised by APPL Foundation at Misa in Nagaon district, on Sunday.
NAGAON, Feb 19: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal arrived at Misa under Kaliabor subdivision on Sunday afternoon to take part in the Sirish™ Festival, 2018 going on from February 17.

Sirish™ Festival from Feb 17

GUWAHATI, Feb 15: To acknowledge the contribution of the tea tribes in the State, APPL Foundation is organising the fourth edition of Sirish™ Festival on February 17 and 18 at Misa High School field in Nagaon district, stated a press release. The programme is also co-sponsored by State government, Amalgamated Plantations (P) Limited, ABITA, SBI, NRL, Yes Bank, etc.

The first three Sirish™ Festivals were held at Hathikhuli Tea Estate (2015), Powai Tea Estate in Margherita (2016) and Naharkatiya town field (2017), respectively.


Tea Tribe Culture Fest

Speakers at the news conference on Wednesday. Picture by UB Photos

Guwahati: Two icons of Assam's tea tribe community - Sushil Kumar and Dulal Manki - will be honoured at Sirish Festival, being organised by APPL Foundation, at Misa, near Nagaon, on Saturday and Sunday.

Addressing a news conference, organisers of the event said the awards, comprising a citation and Rs 1 lakh in cash, will be given to Kumar for literature and Manki for culture.


Press Release: Sirish™ 2018

"A press release was held on 14th February 2018 at Press Club of Guwahati. Journalists from various media agencies attended the meet. Mr. Dhiraj Kakati (Managing Trustee, APPL Foundation), Mr. Pratul Bora (Senior Manager, Agribusiness, Amalgamated Plantations) along with Mr. Manas Robin and Mr. Subil Barg attended the meet.