When Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested opening a small shop like Cha-Pakordar and becoming self-sufficient, he was sharply attacked by the opposition. He alleged that Narendra Modi’s government was misleading the youth instead of giving them jobs. A large number of jobs have been lost since the lockdown. When a young man from Gair hears about the Prime Minister’s self-reliance campaign, he quits his private job and takes a shop for tea and dumplings and today he is earning Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 a month. He also named the shop after the Prime Minister. The name of the shop is ‘Modi Ji Tea Pakora Shop’. The young man had previously worked for a private company in Kolkata. Having this shop named after the Prime Minister, it has remained as a center of attraction for the people. Morning and evening are well crowded here.
The shop at Sherghati Market in Gaya district of Bihar remains the focus of discussion. People passing by not only stop to look at the board but also taste the tea pumpkin. In addition to making pakoras and teas, only products made in India are being used when serving. At the same time, pottery is being used instead of plastic to serve tea.
According to shop owner Balbir Singh, he had previously worked for a private company in Kolkata. But it didn’t feel that way there. During the lockdown, when he had no work, he decided to open a tea-dumpling shop. “The tea-cake shop is such that you don’t have to look for customers, they come by themselves,” said Balbir. “Even though people used to make fun of this job.” “But if we talk about the average, we earn between Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500.
What is Prime Minister Modi’s self-reliant propaganda
During the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the people of the country to join the self-reliant India campaign. The Self-Reliance India campaign means that more things should not be made in India, but people should buy more domestic products. Also, he gave the message of being a ‘voice for the locals’ for the shops in his neighborhood. At the same time, the Government of India is providing loans to the people involved in this campaign.