Amar Singh, a school dropout who became an auto driver, is now the owner of Amar Mega Food Private Limited, a company in Samman, rural Rajasthan, with a turnover of Rs 26 lakh. He is a successful entrepreneur who employs and empowers 15 people, out of whom more than 50 percent are women, reports The Weekend Leader. Amar’s is the story of strength in the face of adversity, one which began with the planting of 60 amla saplings that cost Rs 1,200 — huge money two decades ago. Amar tried his hand at a lot of things, like running a photo studio and providing transport for local passengers, before he came across a newspaper article on amla’s health benefits in 1995. From then on, his life became all about planting, growing, and selling amla in the local market. Although he made an initial profit, traders soon began exploiting him.
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