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- Bihar's Laborer, Who Made Bait In Kashmir, Got Stuck In Lockdown, Started Making Bat At Home, Now Preparing To Start His Own Factory
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Abulace finds a popular willow dry tree in the village itself. They made some bats from his wood and gave it to friends for free.
He was a bat-making artisan in Kashmir. He came to his home in late February. It got stuck here when lockdown was imposed. Made some bats to play with friends. These bats were so liked that many buyers also came. He made these bats with nine more teammates who worked with him. Made some money.
When the struggle of these artisans was published by Bhaskar in the Coronas, the matter reached the rulers. Now the DM of the district is helping these skilled people. If all goes well, these people would have become businessmen in the next fifteen days. His company got a GST number only on Tuesday.
Abulase Ansari of West Champaran district of Bihar was an artisan in a bat making factory in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir for the last five years. Returned home in February. It was to go back to Kashmir in late March. He got stuck here when the lockdown took place.
Playing cricket with the people of the village in lockdown. Some friends said that you can make bat, why not make it for us. Abulace finds a popular willow dry tree in the village itself. They made some bats from his wood and gave it to friends for free.
Bats were good. Much better than the bait found in the local market. Talked to friends and reached cricket lovers. Now buyers started coming to Abulas. Abuless made these bats without resources and sold them at a rate of 800 rupees. When the order came, he enlisted the help of his village colleagues who used to work with him in making bats in Kashmir.
The story of becoming self-sufficient started after the news was published in Bhaskar
On 29 May, Dainik Bhaskar published this journey of Abulas. After the news was published, not only many other media people came to him. Rather, the administration also arrived. DM of the district, Kundan Kumar, assured the help to these skilled people. And this is where the story of these artisans becoming businessmen started.
Company expected to start soon
Abulas says that after the news was published in Bhaskar, I was not only famous but also got help. The DM of the district is helping us in every way. A partnership agreement has been formed for all ten of us. The company name, banner, stamp has been created. The company got the GST number on Tuesday. In the next one or two days, a current account will be opened in the name of the company. On September 11, the DM has invited Abulus and all his companions to meet him. The administration will provide him financial assistance to start the business after his DPR.
After returning to Bihar, Abulas and his associates got a GST number on Tuesday in preparation for setting up a bat making factory. In the next one or two days, a current account will be opened in the name of the company.
Demand has started coming from the local market even before starting the factory
Abulas told Bhaskar, “We started making bats. All bats were purchased by local people. People from the local market near our house reached me. These shopkeepers always have 300-400 bait at their shop. These people said that with the bat you are making, our shopkeeping will stop. You are making a bat with your own hand and selling it cheaply. So, whatever you produce, sell them directly to us. We will do the retail sale. “
Where will wood come from to make bait? When we asked this question, Abulas, who was a laborer till yesterday, responded like a mature businessman. Said, talk has been made for English willow of Meerut. As soon as the money is collected, about three and a half lakh wood will come from there. For one and a half lakhs, we will buy the handles, grip, stickers and other items. It will cost five lakh to build the factory. That is, we will start our business in a million. The rest will later ask for Kashmir willow from Kashmir.
Will I go back to Kashmir now? In response to this question, Abulles says that now all of us will expand our business here.