Tamil Nadu man sells idlis for one rupee each in the middle of closing
TRICHY: A 48-year-old man in the village of Venkatachalapuram, near Pullambadi, released a low cost that sells for one rupee each to the villagers. He cited a Kamalathal, an octogenarian woman who sold idlis for one rupee each as inspiration to open the restaurant during it.
M Palanisamy, president of Venkatachalapuram panchayat, near Pullambadi, says he launched the low-cost restaurant at the Mamara Kamarajar in his panchayat to serve predominantly older people and farmers. He sells 650-675 idlis per day. The idlis priced at Re 1 comes with sambhar and chutney. There are no other hotels in the town that have 2,000 houses.
Palanisamy added that he also conceptualized the idea of opening the restaurant taking inspiration. “Kamarajar was the reason for the Pullambadi canal, a Cauvery distributor that waters our village. Agriculture is only possible thanks to the canal, ”Palanisamy told TOI the reason the restaurant was named in honor of former Prime Minister K Kamaraj. Palanisamy has planned to run the restaurant even after the blockade was lifted.