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  Workers in management

Kanan Devan Hills Plantation [KDHP] is the world’s largest company that is run by participatory management. 97% of its over 13,000 employees own shares in the company and direct its policy. Today’s Businessline has a story on a director of KDHP. She is Ms A Chandra, a tea plucker earning Rs 83 per day from the Rs 105 crore company which she helps govern.

Chandra is an award winning plucker, having recorded 216 kg of leaves a day. No wonder an earlier report said that productivity at KDHP has risen by 35%. The plantation is now seeking to diversify into growing herbs and medicinal plants.