Allowing a safe passage to gentle giants in one of the most affected human-elephant conflict zones, Udalguri, tea planter and Habitat Conservation Awardee, Tenzing Bodosa has begun a silent revolution by producing Elephant friendly tea. The Award was presented by Thu Zaw
Tenzing Bodosa has begun a silent revolution in his own little way by producing elephant friendly tea, in the very heart of Udalguri district, Assam. He made this possible by allowing the gentle giants to be a part of the two farm lands where most of his work takes place. The success of Tenzing’s business has reached the mark of rupees 60 to 70 lakhs from the time he started to work on his ancestral farms, that is, when his father passed away at the age of 10. As the years went by, the entrepreneurial nature of Tenzing led him to think of the produce which had the highest demand in Assam – tea. With the help of small and other types of tea growers, Tenzing began to grasp the dynamics and nuances of tea plantation. The beginning of his organic tea industry in Udalguri, back in the year 2007, never turned back and is now world renowned.