Hurdeo Dass Company Private Limited, Darjeeling
Meet Mr. Hariram Garg, a planter in the real sense of the word, the founder of the group, was born and brought up in the very heart of the tea belt in Northern India. The vast expanse of the lush tea gardens fascinated him since his early childhood. He gained great insight into the nature of tea- its cultivation and manufacture.
Not content with blindly following age-old practices, H.R. Garg sought new techniques and modern methods of cultivation while retaining the effective ones to improve quality and increase productivity. He set up new tea plantation on virgin land and replanted the older sections.
Inspired by his passion and foresight, the company progressed , not only manufacturing quality teas but also procuring, blending and packaging some of the finest tea blends. He created a company culture that is an amalgam of the old and the new, combining traditional values with modern technology - always quick to take advantage of technological advancements, emphasising the need for product excellence coupled with eco-friendliness and hygiene.
The group has grown from tea plantation and processing, to tea exports and other activities like plywood and milk powder production, marketing and distribution of various commodities and real estate development.