Estate Workers Welfare Program

ARCOD has been associated with the Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) since the year 2000. FLO is based in Germany and it is a global certification organization working to secure a better deal for producers and workers by setting up international standards for fair trade certifications. To know more about Fair trade and FLO please visit: www.fairtrade.net


FLO identified ARCOD as a certified Channel for implementing various welfare programs for the tea estate workers and their families in Tamil Nadu.


The following companies / estates are associated with ARCOD in the project.

  1. The United Nilgiri Tea Company Ltd – Chamraj & Korakundah Estates
  2. Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation – Mudis Group, Dunsandle Group and Singampatti Group of Estates
  3. Stanes Amalgamated Estates Ltd – Burnside Estate, Kotada & Welbeck Estates
  4. The Coonoor Tea Estate Company Ltd – Parkside Estate
  5. Parry Agro Industries Ltd – Parry Agro Estate
  6. Poabs Organic Estates
  7. Thiashola Plantations Private Ltd


The major areas of working under the project are Education and Health. The following activities are carried out:

  1. Providing Vaccination to Workers
  2. Assistance for Medical and emergency expenses
  3. Assistance for Income Generation Activities
  4. Providing LPG cylinder with stove to the workers’ family
  5. Lunch containers and Sweaters to workers
  6. Housing Deposit Scheme
  7. Construction of Rest sheds for workers
  8. Retirement Benefits to Workers
  9. Assistance extended to the Children of workers
  • Educational Scholarship for Higher Studies
  • Construction of School Buildings
  • Computers and Furniture for School
  • School Uniforms and Note books
  • School Teachers Salary
  • Nutrition Food for School Children