The Woman Selling Idlis For One Rupee Gets A Gas Connection, Thanks To Anand Mahindra’s Tweet

The Woman Selling Idlis For One Rupee Gets A Gas Connection, Thanks To Anand Mahindra’s Tweet

Business tycoon Anand Mahindra is not just known for his penchant for witty tweets and sharing innovative ideas on Twitter, but also reaching out to those who are involved in goodwill work. Recently, one of his tweets helped an elderly woman who runs an idli shop in Tamil Nadu get an LPG connection.

He recently shared a news video of 80-year-old Kamalathal,  who sells idlis in Combaitore district for just Re 1 each. She has been serving idlis for the last 30 years at a low cost so that daily wage workers can afford them.

Praising the octogenarian for her service, Mahindra also expressed concern over her using firewood as fuel and expressed an interest in ‘investing’ in her business by buying her an LPG stove to replace the wood-burning one she was using. Mahindra was particularly concerned about the health of her lungs as she was burning wood to steam fluffy idlis.

Many lauded Mahindra for his proposal but said that she ran her shop using firewood as it’s cheap or available for free. While others argued that getting a gas connection is easy but refilling the cylinder might be an issue for her.

A day after his tweet, BPCL Coimbatore contacted the lady Kamalathal and issued an LPG connection.

It even garnered praise from Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gases, Dharmendra Pradhan.

Mahindra took to Twitter to thank the agency for their support and reiterated his promise to help with the refill.

People were touched by the gesture of the LPG company and also thanked Mahindra for catering a positive change.

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