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Manipur’s Kourouhanba spices industry proves a boon for jobless

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A Fifty five-year-old B.Tech in Food Technology and M. Tech in Bio Technology, Potshangbam Kulachandra, runs a ‘kourouhanba spices industry’ that has generated job opportunities for many.
Potshangbam Kulachandra who hails from Haobam Marak in Manipur served in Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation but he resigned from his job and started his own venture.
In 2015, he set up ‘Korouhanba Spices Industries’ at Keithelmanbi village and produces different food spices items.
All the raw materials used for the spices are from forest products which are free from in-organic chemicals.
The unit is a source of employment for local youth, as it employs around 25 local youth.
“My basic objective is to start self employment at the same time employment generating in it in the state for better economy development. I voluntarily resigned from my job after getting some experience and I started working on this and it is my dream to start such a unit in Manipur,” said Kulachandra, Chief Executive Director.
The industry produces several spices items like Masala paste, Garam Masala, Vegetable Masala, Chilli powder, Ginger powder, Jeera Powder, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Mustard powder and coarse mix spices.
The products are now in high demand both in the state and outside.
“I’m very happy working here. Though this income I manage for household expenditure so it’s very good,” said Jeevan, a staff
“We really appreciate for giving us job because before we did not have work but here we get such opportunity and earning for our livelihood so, it’s very helpful,” said Lilabati, another staff
Achievements of young entrepreneurs like Kulachandra will inspire many educated unemployed youth in the region to explore new innovative ideas and become self-reliant.

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