In the backdrop of the Coronavirus threat, tea plantations in the Nilgiris have started out initiatives to safeguard their workforce.

“To reinforce the immunity of our workers and their families, who include migrant workers from North Japanese States, we have started out giving liquid ‘turmeric eco-friendly tea’ cost-free of price tag to them each and every day,” G Udayakumar, Director of Speciality Tea major Avataa Drinks explained to BusinessLine.

Plantation health care officer Ranjini Pinto introduced the project by serving the tea along with the executives to Avataa workers at its Billimalai Estate, some ten km from Coonoor.She explained to the workers that the existence of turmeric in eco-friendly tea will help increase immunity.

She asked the workers to wash their fingers with soap routinely and shut their mouth even though sneezing or coughing. The health care officer also asked workers to keep away from repeated stop by to outstations and not expose by themselves to infections.

“We have manufactured this eco-friendly tea from exclusive clones so that when mixed with turmeric, the taste of the tea is enhanced,” Udayakumar said.