புதன், 8 ஜூலை, 2015

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THE HINDU

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நாள் : 1-NOV-2014

LINK : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/next-to-godliness/article6553613.ece


The entrepreneur
Chandrakumar

Co-founder, kuppavandi.com, online scrap dealership
“There’s no glamour in the kailaan (scrap) business, which is why not many educated people venture into it. My family too was against me becoming a scrap dealer when I started the online service in 2012, so I’m balancing it with a regular office job to justify my MBA degree.
“Customers contact us through our website, and my friend and co-founder Raj and I take turns at pick-up trips every weekend from our Woraiyur premises.
“You’d be surprised to see what people hoard at home – school notebooks, marriage invitations andkatta pais (jute shopping bags). Some people don’t know what to do with the stuff they have bought through tele-shopping, and we have actually had customers giving us dismantled gym equipment to be sold by weight.
“Unused gadgets are now garbage – DVD players, box-set televisions and even water filters are routinely discarded.
“We sell around half a tonne of scrap purchased from households in K.K. Nagar, Thillai Nagar, Srirangam, Woraiyur and Kattur, to a wholesale dealer once a week.
“Placing separate garbage bins for solid and biodegradable waste in public areas would help us to segregate it faster, but the concept hasn’t found many takers in Tiruchi.”



INDIAN EXPRESS

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நாள் :  5-JUN-2015

LINK : http://epaper.newindianexpress.com/514490/The-New-Indian-Express-Tiruchy/05.06.2015#page/16/2