Case Study: B. M. KHAITAN
Brij Mohan Khaitan, also known as B. M. Khaitan, is the founder of the B. M. Khaitan Group. He heads McLeod Russel, the world’s largest tea company, and is known for his involvement in philanthropic activities for the welfare of community and wildlife. Mr. Khaitan is an eminent Industrialist and owns the Eveready Industries India, Ltd (EIIL). He is also involved in the manufacture of various metal and chemical products. Mr. Khaitan is also called as the ‘Evergreen Team Man of India’ within the Tea Industry.
Mr. Khaitan has been involved in the acquiring of various tea estates and companies in Assam and has managed to keep them in safe hands from being converted to plantations. He has also carried out several community welfare-based programs. Economic Impact: Mr. Khaitan has been involved in playing a crucial part in the making of McLeod Russel into the world’s largest tea company. He also was responsible in making Eveready Industries India, Ltd (EIIL) into India’s largest battery maker.
Mr. Khaitan is known to have helped carry out multiple soil-conservation programmes in Assam. He has also been involved in various programmes and initiatives to conserve the biodiversity around tea estates in Assam. Mr. Khaitan has also continuously supported the Assam Valley Wildlife Society to carry out Pygmy Hog and White Wood Duck conservation programs that helped in the revival of almost disappearing populations of the species.