Suchit Roy is Tripura based artisan who makes excellent bamboo bottles.
Amid rising demand for sustainable alternatives in daily life, Roy’s artisanal bamboo water bottles have become a hit across the country.
For the past six months, Tripura had been working to manufacture the bamboo water bottles, along the lines of the Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana.
The project is the brainchild of Prasada Rao Vaddarapu, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer and Chairperson of Tripura Rehabilitation Plantation Corporation (TRPC). The officer launched the project after designing a number of prototypes, researching available literature, and with the help from Bamboo and Crafts Development Institute (BCDI) and Centre of Forest Livelihood and Extension (CFRE).
The sustainable and organic bottles meet all modern export standards and at the same time generate huge employment and livelihood opportunities to the artisans in the state.
Roy is from Belonia, a town and municipal council in South Tripura district, Tripura, India. It is also the headquarters of South Tripura District. It is linked with Agartala by National Highway 108A from Belonia to Jolaibari and via National Highway 8 from Jolaibari to Agartala. Belonia lies on the border with Bangladesh.