Vikash Sharma

This is the age of technology and you can get any information at your fingertips. The digital boom has changed the lives of scores of youth who aim to achieve something big in life. Meet Dhanapati Supia from a tribal area in Odisha’s Koraput district who has now turned an entrepreneur after getting an idea on social media.

Dhanapati, is an ITI student and has now set up a small footware factory after watching the making process on social media platform YouTube. Without wasting time, he then brought a simple machine by investing Rs 30,000.

“I borrowed money to buy the machine and mats from Bhawanipatna. Later, I named my small factory Gurudan footware on the names of my parents. I came across the video on mobile phone. Then I bought the machine and other raw materials from Bhawanipatna,” said Dhanapati.

Dhanapati’s wife Puspa said, “I am very happy that my husband is very hardworking. He leaves a work only after completing it.”

Not only footware unit, Dhanapati also toils hard at his agricultural field and grows vegetables. He has also a poultry farm as a secondary income source. The villagers are happy that they are now getting quality footware at their doorstep.

“Earlier we used to go to market outside our area to buy footware. Now there is a factory here,” said a villager.

Dhanapati now aims to expand his business and set up a wholesale unit by adding automatic machines.

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  • Surya Narayan Panda