Tambul Plates




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Region of operation

Northeast India

Headquarters address

C-12-A, Floor No- F1 Kaushambi, Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Country: India Zip: 201010

Target problem

The poverty rate is fast increasing in North East India and the per capita income is in a decline especially in the rural areas. The unemployment rates are increasing and there is too much dependence on the primary sector. Though there is growth in the tertiary sector yet it is limited to the cities. With not much private investment happening in the secondary sector and not much growth in government jobs the employment scenario is worsening day by day.

Key product / Service

The mission is to promote self employment amongst the rural youth of North east region by encouraging and supporting them to set up their own micro enterprises.Tambul Plates Marketing Private Limited (TPMPL) is in the business of producing and marketing arecanut leaf plates through these micro enterprises.

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Awards and recognition

  • Winner Power to Empower 2013 Challenge
  • Finalist Artha Venture Challenge

Funding and Operating Model

Funding round

Series A

Total funding raised

Business details

"Tamul Plate Marketing Pvt Ltd (TPMPL) has a two-tier system, where the production in managed by village-level producers and the marketing is done by the firm under the brand of Tambul Leaf Plates. The plates are produced by village-level micro enterprises. Currently, there are 100 such units and . TPMPL sells the machinery to rural producers and provides a 100 per cent buy-back guarantee for the plates. These are purchased from the rural producers at a fair price and then TPMPL does quality checks, packaging and finally markets the plates across India. Tamul Plates produces and markets disposable plates and bowls made from arecanut (palm) tree leaves under the Tambul Leaf Plates brand. The company produces dinnerware through a network of affiliates across the tribal regions of Northeast India ."

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