Impact Dashboard


MT of CO2 emissions

reduced annually


Women and youth





95% of the resources still to be tapped

A Tamul Micro-Enterprise


Our Impact on Rural Livelihoods

We, in Tamul focus on nuturing lives and sustaining livelihoods. We value add a local waste material and market it globally and in the process we facilitate economic independance of women and youth in rural North East India

Value adding a waste material locally and marketing globally, thus infusing money from markets like London to remote villages of North East India.

Facilitating economic independence of women. More than 2500 women engaged in the value chain.

Imparting skills training to the rural populace.

Protecting local ecosystems like Manas Biosphere by reducing livelihood dependency on forests.

Stories of change

Dinesh Narzary

Dinesh Narzary

Raw Material Agent

Dinesh Narzary stays in Bodoland. To supplement his income from the tea shop, Dinesh started collecting arecanut sheaths in 2011 to supply to Tamul. After two seasons of arecanut sheath collection, 

he saw potential and approached Tamul for handholding support to expand the activity. From being an individual collector, he became a supplying agent for his entire village with Tamul’s support. Today Dinesh is managing 22 villages, more than 500 collectors and generates a revenue of more than 12,00,000 INR.

Namita Burman (Please crop the fire out)

Namita Burman

Office Support Staff, Tamul

Namita from the Satra Baradi village of Barpeta is the lifeline of the Tamul office. In 2012 her alcoholic husband deserted her. With two daughters, no finances and zero skills she didn’t know how to sustain a living.

Namita approached Tamul for a job and she was recruited as part-time cleaning staff. On the job, she learned the packaging skills and became a full-time team member. Today she maintains the office and works in the packaging unit. Through her income from Tamul, she is providing good quality education to her school and college going daughters and also saving for her future through proper financial instruments.



Self Help Group

13 women from Pragati SHG of rural Kamrup received training and machine support from Dhriiti to promote arecanut leaf plate manufacturing unit. In coordination with Dhriiti,

Tamul installed the machines and have been providing regular technical and marketing support to all the women entrepreneurs of Pragati SHG. They started production in December 2018 and within 4 months, Pragati has a turnover of above 3,50,000 INR.