Initiatives at Makaibari that makes one feel proud to be a part of pioneering processes have always been a priority for social empowerment. This permeates to a great sense of belonging that enable the younger generation to return to their roots after completing university.

The management - since its inception in 1859 - has always done its best to augment or resolve any crisis that threatened the harmonious functionality of the community. This bond had always been the cornerstone for the bonding between the generations of the Banerjees and the resident working community.
Makaibari for the past hundred and fifty years has weathered many upheavals due to the strength of this fusion. The continuity, experienced independence with the departure of the British and arrival of Indian proprietors, the militancy of the Marxist unions of the seventies, the demand for Gorkhaland, its tumultuous impact on the tea industry caused by indefinite curfews, finally to its current calmer political orientation.
The Makaibari Joint Body was a fallout of the  seven village councils. These have handled for over a century the well-being of their respective villages. In crisis times the estate management was approached for help, when an issue was beyond their control.

"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life