Young girls from Kinangaon village, Boko, are getting self independent by making and selling Jackfruit chips in the local market in the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic scenario.
Kinangaon is village mostly inhabited by Garo tribal.
In this Covid 19 pandemic situation, the young girls of Kinangaon village have started to make chips from Jackfruits and bananas.
Sansilla D. Sangma, a college student stated –
“Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, all over India, youths lost their jobs and colleges are also closed. So we decided to make handmade chips from the locally available food items. We found Jackfruits and bananas, which are easily available in the locality.”
These handmade chips are available in the local markets in the Boko area.
Sansilla, the local college studented further informed that they made 20 to 30 packets of jackfruit chips from only one jackfruit. These packets are sold in the local markets of Boko for 10 rupees per packet.
On the other hand, 20 to 30 packets of banana chips are made from a bunch of bananas. People of the area are satisfied and appreciative of their creative work.
While asking about the training on the chips making, Sasitha D. Sangma, also a college student said that they didn’t take any training. However, she stated that they had practiced many times for perfection.
A local resident of the Kinangaon village and a regular customer, Mr. Benedict Alok Areng, said that the chips quality is very good and tasty. He and his family members uses it as snacks and it is more healthier than the company’s machine made potato chips. He also added that children are easily attracted to chips. Moreover, company’s chips are made with unknown spices, but local handmade jackfruit and banana chips don’t have any spices except salt.