News from APPL Foundation

On 16th July 2018, APPL-F met the Hon’ble Labour Minister of Assam, Shri Pallab Lochan Das and acknowledged their support for Sirish. The Tea Community is the backbone of the Tea industry and has contributed to the economy and culture of Assam. We conceptualized this annual cultural festival ‘Sirish’ to showcase the rich cultural diversity of the Tea Tribe community.

The Amalgamated Plantations Private Industrial Training Institute (APPITI) inaugurated a 100-seater Girls Hostel today at Rowta, in Udalguri District of Assam. The hostel has been donated by the Assam Investment Fund and constructed within a record time of 8-months since the laying of its foundation stone in November 2017.

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.

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

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