Inspired by PM Modi’s 'Make in India' message, unemployed Siliguri man starts bamboo bottle business

A man in Siliguri, who was forced into unemployment by the COVID-19 pandemic, started an innovative business using bamboo sticks and has created jobs for others. Debashish Kundu from Siliguri was determined to continue working and provide for his family.

Who is Debashish Kundu?

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Who is Debashish Kundu?

Formerly a caterer, 39-year-old Debashish Kundu from Siliguri now makes water bottles from bamboo, employing other workers along. 

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Pandemic forced him into unemployment

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Pandemic forced him into unemployment

"I had to shut my previous business due to COVID. Now I make eco-friendly bottles with 4000- 5000 monthly production," he said.

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PM Modi’s 'Make in India' message inspired him

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PM Modi’s 'Make in India' message inspired him

"We have taken inspiration from Central Government's 'Make In India' vision,” Debashish Kundu said.

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Eco-friendly appeal of business

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Eco-friendly appeal of business

"With its eco-friendly appeal, the business is prosperous and is financially supportive for me and others. We have received very good responses from the general public," he added.

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Sustainable living for all

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Sustainable living for all

Subash Sutradhar, a worker at the bottle factory said, "I lost my job in second COVID-19 wave and was very stressed as I have a family to provide for. (Kundu) sir called me and offered a job at the factory. Now I can afford to take care of my family." 

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