After decades of successfully delivering lunch tiffins across Mumbai and its suburbs, the Mumbai dabbawalas are setting up a start-up business, in the food processing sector. Representing the president of the Mumbai dabbawalas – Ritesh Andre – who was in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, revealed plans for their business and said the start-up will supply organic produce. Andre was speaking to the media after a talk at Karnavati University in Ahmedabad.
“We are in the process of developing a business model for our startup. Most dabbawalas come from farming families that grow organic grain and vegetables. The idea of the business is to deliver organic produce through their Six Sigma-certified supply chain. We will use technology for the same purpose,” he said.