In the year 1994, 1998 and 2001, while enjoying the Garden city Bangalore (now Bengaluru), I had the opportune moment to experience the Bangalore city.
In the early 2000, the Metro City was just initiating the over head road structure by now, it is heard that the city is perplexed with overhead road to ease the massive traffic in the city.
While, many things had been seen but could cherish some moments in gastronomy or otherwise induced the gastronomic juice with city’s some traditional and non-traditional cuisine. However, many had faded in the memory but some had impacted and repeatedly reminded the moment. One such moment was cherishing the chilled lemon sugarcane juice. The juice centre was just near to the majestic the heart centre of the city. It was small but everything was looking clean and nice.
The sugarcane rake up to be used for juice making had been peeled up removing all dirt smeared with the outer thick skin of the sugarcane.
The auto or semi-automatic machine was rather looking spotless aluminum or steel proving its good hygienic maintenance. The sipping was a good experience, no hesitation, no fear but only real tasting as if it was.
The cost of chilled flavored lemonade sugarcane juice was barely rupees ten per glass. The customers! It was really rush; you have to be in queue to fetch a glass of chilled sugarcane juice.
Economical aspects, of course, it was only assumption but could be imagined that the juice centre sales in volume and earn a good income from the business.
In addition to the automated machines, there were of course manual crusher juicer for sugarcane mounted on the platform of movable bicycle like structure.
Now, let us see the condition at the Agartala city, there is no such centre in the city like Agartala which is strange in congruity with multiple outlets of other popular low cost restaurants mushroomed over the city.
Sugarcane juice, if offered in a manner like Bangalore city would really get good number of takers who otherwise have to depend on movable cane juice crusher. Here, although people take to salivate the thirsty in the summer but they take with hesitation being the juice is extracted so un-hygienically that the look of juice itself is so dirty / scary due to dirt matter content in the juice.
The youth or otherwise other entrepreneur-minded should not wait for sky scraper thing to happen but take this opportunity and harness the potentiality for better lively hood and socio-economic betterment of the family.
The time is; Agartala city needs a good sugarcane juice centre for meeting the need of juice for the thirsty city dwellers. The time is also to act upon the opportune moment for harnessing this potential and low cost cane juice business.
Agritangkol dated 18.02.2012 at 03.45 P.M