The following have been elected as office-bearers of various tea industry related associations.
The Coonoor Tea Trade Association chairman: Singhania; vice-chairman: Ramesh Bhojarajan. The Nilgiri Bought Leaf Tea Manufacturers association president: Ramesh Bhojarajan; vice-president: A. Ramu; secretary: P. Sajeev and treasurer: K. Dhanunjay.
Nilgiri Small Tea Growers Association president: H. Thyagaraj; vice-president: Joseph and secretary: R.B. Mani