SOURCE: E-BOOK ON SUCCESS STORIES RELEASED BY THE PRIME MINISTER ON CIVIL SERVICES DAY 2017
Pradip Basumatary had a dream, to open a nice restaurant at the heart of Kajalgaon, a small town in Chirang District of Assam. For Pradip, business runs in his blood. His father, Sh. Baburam Basumatary continues to run his small shop at the local market, selling green vegetables. His brother runs a shop of mobile handsets. Since 2002, Pradip was running a small tea stall at Kajalgaon. To fund his dream and to build a corpus, he also used to sell rice to the households of BGR township. He was a cautious businessman and had his account at the local UBI bank. The Branch Manager, seeing the fire within, introduced him to the salient points of Stand-Up India and insisted that he take a loan to fund his dream.
Pradip read up on all the features of Stand-Up India and applied for the loan. With the money, he started the restaurant with six employees. It has been a heady journey and today his restaurant employs 19 people and he is planning for further expansion. For Pradip Basumatary, no dream is now too big as he knows that Stand-Up India is backing him up!