Jamshedpur, March 13: On the lines of famous dabbawala in Mumbai, steel city resident Poonam Srivastav will soon start ‘Ghar ki rasoi’ facility for people who don’t have anyone to cook food and are compelled to eat stuff from the restaurants or food kiosks.
A resident of Anand Vihar in Telco, Poonam was married to BVP Srivastav of Allahabad and was engaged in wholesale trade of electrical products with his husband. When her husband died in 2006, she had to struggle along with their two daughters to make a living.
Though her in-laws treated her well, she thought of doing something on her own and planned to start ‘Ghar ki Rasoi’ on experiment basis. The service has just been started in Telco area.
Poonam Srivastav said that her rasoi would provide both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods and one can also order the food online at http://www.gharkirasoi.org.in which is limited to just Telco and nearby locations. Srivastav plans to launch the service in the whole of Jamshedpur in the next 3 to 4 months.
Poonam’s elder daughter, Stuti Prakash works at HDFC Bank in Noida and the younger one, Shivangi Prakash, is pursuing three-year degree course from NIIT Jamshedpur.
Poonam says that she has chosen a new profession within the threshold of her house. “Women today are strong and own their own they can run their family and can present a live example before their family and children,” she said.
Poonam has appealed to the government to promote small household-based businesses and urged banks to provide loans to make the women self-dependent.