5 April, 2018
The dabbawalas also, called tiffin wallahs in older sources constitute a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in India, especially in Mumbai.
Mumbai dabbawalas will soon supply organic produce to their clients. The Mumbai dabbawalas are setting up a start-up business, in the food processing sector.
The president of the Mumbai dabbawalas Ritesh Andre in Ahmedabad, discovered plans for their business and said the start-up will supply ‘organic produce’.
Andre said, “Most dabbawalas come from farming families that grow organic grain and vegetables. The idea of the business is to supply organic produce through their Six Sigma certified supply chain. We will use technology for the same purpose”. He also said that their team is expanding to cities like Chennai and Pune.
“Various IT companies approach us with a number of business models, but it is difficult to implement them with the same efficiency and we continued with our existing model. However, after the implementation of goods and services tax (GST), we are in the process of adopting financial technology,” he added.
We are getting software made to manage funds from their inoperative income, which comes from advertising, training and lecture sessions and even charity. All this income is deposited in their trust, he said.