Dhenkanal: He could foresee the growing demand for masks amid the coronavirus scare and anticipate a shortage. To bridge the demand-supply gap, he started manufacturing masks and selling them at only Rs 15 a piece about 10 days ago.
He is 35-year-old Biswa Ranjan Kalyan Kumar Sethi of Ganesh Bazaar here. He sells his masks under the banner of BS Creation, named after his two sons, a report published in TNIE said.
A BTech in Electronics and Telecommunication, he is into the business of designing and selling dress materials to various companies. However, this initiative is not for profit but to serve the people by making the protective gear, which are sold at Rs 60-Rs 100 in markets, available to them.
The four persons, he has engaged at the unit at his house, make 400 masks a day, the report added.