From Make in India to Make in West Bengal, two MBA graduate sisters, Rumana Sheikh and Simran Sheikh of Kolkata, have changed startup ideas not just in the country but also in the state.
The two young women have started a dairy business in West Bengal’s Howrah district and providing organic milk to consumers.
So how did they come up with the idea? The elder sister Rumana said, “I always wanted to do something different for myself. Then I heard about Ankita Kumayat’s dairy business, who had completed an MBA from IIM-Kolkata. We were doing some research on this. We decided to start an organic dairy business when we got to know how cows were tortured in dairy farms”.
The younger Sheikh sister Simran was in college at that time but she decided to join Rumana.
After Simran’s graduation, the duo took a decision to complete an MBA degree together and simultaneously started research on dairy products.
Simran said, “We found out how to identify quality cows and also how to enhance milk production without troubling cows”.
Not just in Kolkata, the sisters visited UP, Delhi and Jaipur to understand the dairy farm business.
Source: Times of India