Tripura’s college student starts business, provides employment to people during pandemic


When people are shedding jobs within the Covid-19 pandemic, a 22-year-old Tripura college student began his personal enterprise of producing LED bulbs and is offering employment to people at his unit.

Meet Rohit Bhattacharjee, a second 12 months student of English Honours, who began a unit of LED bulb manufacturing at Mahaprabhu Sarani in Dharmanagar sub division of North District. Being a student, Rohit has nothing a lot for an funding besides an quantity of practically Rs. 1 lakh which he saved from his pocket cash since he was in Class 10. He even bought out his bike which was a present by his mother and father.

“My objective is to illuminate every house in Tripura in an affordable price. I had an interest in knowing how people can use LED light at lowest price. I started surfing internet, read books and found how to manufacture LED bulb and finally set up a unit at the end of February this year,” mentioned Rohit.

He purchased punching machine, cap becoming machine together with some uncooked supplies for LED bulb to begin his enterprise. He used a 12×24 room at Dharmanagar for his LED bulb manufacturing unit. The room is his mother and father’ ancestral asset.

Gradually, he began changing into assured of his enterprise with getting orders from the native retailers. Above all, he began using people during the essential time of Covid-19 lockdown. Currently, eight individuals together with seven expert labour, electricians and one supervisor are engaged along with his mission. Of them, two are ladies.

Among the staff, three joined his mission after shedding their jobs in Bangalore.

“We manufacture 600-700 LED bulbs per day and each LED bulb costs Rs.65. Each worker prepares at least 100 bulbs a day and they get Rs. 4 for each bulb. After Dharmanagar, retailers from Panisagar in North district, Kailasahar and Kumarghat in Unakoti district and Agartala started placing orders from my unit,” he mentioned and expressed his hope that his unit may generate extra employment alternatives in future.

His workers earn Rs. 12,000-15,000 monthly from the mission.

Jayasree Goswami ( Bhattacharjee), a retired authorities college trainer mentioned, “We saw him spending hours studying about LED bulbs. But we didn’t have any idea about his plan. However, we are happy that he tried to help people within his limited capacity in the pandemic.”


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