Salman Qadri, 21, is an engineering student at SSM College of Engineering and Technology and Adnan Qadri, 21, a B.A student pursuing his degree from Amar Singh College started this joint venture, “Sahuliyat Kashmir”. A Kashmir based startup which provides hassle free services to the people in Srinagar city.
Despite the odds in conflict-ridden Valley, they aim to reach out to far-flung areas across Kashmir in order to provide almost every essential service. Sensing the troubles faced by the majority of people around in finding an electrician, plumber, doctor or even photographer, these two young boys from the city itself have found the solution to every problem.
“People in Kashmir face a lot of problems in finding necessary services unlike other big cities. They are less aware about the online shopping flexibilities, yet, we are hopeful and excited to expand our startup across the Valley.”
Adnan hails from Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar whereas Salman belongs to Soura. Sahuliyat Kashmir has come up with an innovative idea to provide these basic services and many more at doorsteps. Facing difficulties due to technical glitches and debarred Internet services, they’ve now pivoted to “Call-In services”.
“These kind of basic services are not much available. Unlike people in Metro Cities, Kashmir has seen the conflict and people usually eschew from taking business risks of this magnitude. Moreover, during the turmoil the patchy Internet services in Kashmir owing to security reasons adds woes to Kashmiris.”
Salman and Adnan are childhood friends. They have always been inclined to online stuff and this idea clicked them when they saw people are getting busier with their daily life. They aim to make their venture a big and successful one. In just a matter of few months of establishing the startup, the duo is overwhelmed by the response.
“We have started getting phone calls from people living in srinagar cities and enquiring about our services. We even received good response at social media too. We are getting lots of positive feedback from people encouraging us further to growth and prosperity”