The Nilgiri Planters’ Association (NPA) was founded
in the year 1891. It is a registered organization under the
Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1978. The Association
represents the organized plantation sector covering a total
extent of 6719.55 hectares, spread over the three taluks of
the Nilgiris, namely Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri. Clonal tea
accounts for a large proportion of the tea bushes on NPA Member
Estates. The fresh green tea leaf, harvested from the 36 tea
gardens of Member Estates of the Association, is manufactured
in the 25 tea factories owned by them. The total annual production
of manufactured tea from these tea factories is about 16 million
A specially designed certification mark of the Association
is in the process of being registered under the Trade Marks
Act. Members of the Association permitted the use of the NPA
logo will ensure adherence to the prescribed guidelines of
Good Manufacturing and Quality Standards, Maximum Residue
Limits of certain pesticides related to tea set by countries
in the European Union and will conform to minimum standards
for tea prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration
Act, Ethical Assurance Standards and Hygiene and Safety Standards.
All NPA members ensure that their workers receive appropriate
healthcare and educational facilities. This concern for the
workforce extends to the environment as well – NPA members
take great pride in keeping their surroundings pristine.
List of NPA Members:
Bengorm ‘B’ Estate
Bombay Burmah Trading Corpn.
Coonoor Tea Estates Co. Ltd.
Craigmore Plantations (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Curzon Nilgiri Plantation Company
Glenmorgan Tea Estate Company
Golden Hills Estates Pvt. Ltd.
Havukal Tea Produce Co. Ltd.
Kairbetta Estate Syndicate
The Kil-Kotagiri Tea & Coffee Estates Ltd.
Kodanaad Tea Estates Company
Kothari Industrial Corpn. Ltd.
Neelamalai Agro Industries Ltd.
Nilgiri Tea Estates Co. Ltd.
Nonsuch Tea Estates Limited
Southern Tree Farms Ltd.
Stanes Amalgamated Estates Ltd. Kotada Estate
Stanes Amalgamated Estates Ltd. Welbeck Estate
Swamy & Swamy Plantations Pvt. Ltd.
Tea Estates India Limited (A Unit of Hindustan Lever Limited)
The Nilgiri Agro Agencies (P) Ltd.
The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Co. Ltd.
Tuttapullum Tea Produce Co. Ltd.
Warwick Estate Syndicate
Nilgiri Planters’ Association, “Glenview”,
Coonoor – 643 101, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
INDIA, Phone: 91- (0) 423-2231261; Email: email@example.com