Jobless, youthful electrical engineer starts tea business in Ahmedabad

A young engineering degree holder is drawing numerous eyeballs for his tea slow down with a snappy name – ‘engineer ni cha’ (engineer’s tea) close the bustling RTO hover here.

Ronak Raj (27), who as of late opened the chai kitli, holds an electrical science certificate from Gujarat Technological University (GTU). He says he went to preparing tea rather after he neglected to secure positions which acquired him enough to get by.

“My first job after graduation earned me Rs 7,000 per month, which was not sufficient to make ends meet. I chose to become an engineer hoping for a better career and life but guess the degree is no guarantee for a well paying job any more,” said Ronak, a resident of Meghaninagar.

Disappointed with private compensation bundles, Ronak chose to make sure about an administration work. He arranged and showed up for some serious tests somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2020 for occupations in the financial area, state government, staff determination board and the Gujarat high court, among others. “Even though I made it to the merit list a few times, my appointment was not secure,” said Ronak, who was left in a sway not long after 2020 started as various tests got dropped because of the pandemic.

‘Tea stall gives good returns’

At long last, Ronak chose to pursue the fantasy of a well-paying position and blend his own mixture of progress in a real sense. “I am 27 and it doesn’t feel right to subsist on father’s income. After researching many small businesses, I realised setting up a tea stall won’t take too much capital but promised good returns as people of Ahmedabad are tea-lovers,” said Ronak.

Ronak lost his mom 10 years prior and lives with his dad, a container retailer, alongside his sister, Mayuri, a certificate designing alumni who is presently seeking after MBA degree. She helps Ronak run the tea slow down.

“Tea is an integral part of Amdavadi culture. of a certain culture in this city. People didn’t stop drinking tea even during a pandemic,” said Ronak who pooled Rs 20,000 to begin his teastall alongside sister and cousin sibling.

Ronak serves newly prepared flavourful tea at Rs 15 a cup with two bread rolls close by. Mayuri runs the slow down at night after school addresses get over on the web. Since they began, they figured out how to sell around 85 cups of tea every day.

“My tea-stalls name piques the curiosity of many people who ask if we brew some special tea. We share our story proudly and most people come back to support us,” said Ronak.

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