Bettiah. Chandrakant Kumar (22) of Purani Gudri of the city has set up his own business by taking inspiration from the entrepreneurs of Chanpatia Startup Zone. Chandrakant, who worked as a laborer in a Delhi company, lost his job due to Corona. After wandering here and there, he has set up his own spice industry. The turnover of the company has reached around 50 lakhs in the last one year. 10 women have also got employment in his company. Does the work of preparing and packing spices. 20 types of spices are prepared in the factory. Chandrakant got the inspiration to open the spice industry after listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat. In July 2020, he started spice work from a small scale. Seeing his passion for work, his father Vijay Kumar took the help of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP). The special thing about the business loan available under this scheme was that they got a loan of 15 lakhs to increase employment, in which up to 25 percent subsidy was also received from the government. He started doing spice work on a large scale. After this, factory of Nancy brand spices was set up in Jamadar Tola. Chandrakant explains that initially there was a shortage of raw materials to prepare spices according to the demand of the customers. Seeing more hard work in the work, his elder brother Abhishek Anand started helping him.

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Women are getting three to four hundred rupees per day

Women working in the industry, Renu Devi, Asha Devi, Sunita Devi, Rita Devi, etc. tell that the spice factory has given them a chance to become self-sufficient in their locality. She prepares and packs 80 kg of masala every day. He told that large and green cardamom, cloves, fenugreek seeds, black pepper, turmeric, coriander, nutmeg, dry ginger, bay leaf, mace, cinnamon, maric etc. are used in the factory. In this work, they get a wage of 300 to 400 rupees per day.

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Supply is happening outside the district as well

There is a lot of demand for Nancy brand spices in the market. Chandrakant said that due to the good quality, earlier the supply of spices was being done throughout the district itself. Spices are also being supplied from here in Motihari, Gopalganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur. So far around Rs 45 lakh has been spent in setting up the industry. Slowly the business is growing. Spices worth seven to eight lakhs are prepared in a month and their marketing is also done.

Edited By: Jagran