KTE is managing a food subsidy program for the farmers in the field and the processing units. Major foods - rice, cooking oil, salt and washing soap - are the major items. Over time, clothes and other necessary items will also be arranged for at subsidized rate. It is so arranged that the co-op shop is run by the staffs/workers themselves and KTE just avails them with the necessary resources. The future plans in this field include the establishment and management of a processing unit at Panchthar. The organic rice farms are to provide their finest crops and the production would take place at our very own processing unit. It actually benefits KTE too, since the waste products would then be utilized by KTE in its tea garden as organic manure.