A management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), Nirmal Kumar is a first-generation social entrepreneur. He started his entrepreneurial journey soon after completing his education, shunning the lucrative job offers of the Institute. G-Auto is his first endeavor, originally bringing together 15 auto-rickshaw drivers under a common brand. G-Auto now operates in four major cities in the Gujarat state and now has over 10,000 auto rickshaw drivers as members.
G-Auto represents common rickshaw drivers and works for their social and financial uplift under a common brand. Any rickshaw driver who wants to join G-Auto can do so, subject to conditions that he or she follows government terms and conditions. The Government of India has recognized the need and potential of G-Auto’s service in providing safer modes of transport and has recommended that all states in India replicate it.
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