Mizoram’s shops without shopkeeper: funded by trust and run by humanity

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Mizoram has shops funded by trust and run by humanity
Mizoram has shops funded by trust and run by humanity

Along the highway of Seling, you’ll find several shops offering fresh produce and food, among others. But you won’t find a single person around the shop as owner or guard. And you can take anything you want without anyone’s permission. Just make sure to deposit the stated amount in the dropbox .

Mizoram’s shops without shopkeeper: funded by trust and run by humanity (Image courtesy of @ZoramthangaCM via Twitter)

It sounds like a thing of a bygone era, but it is existing in Mizoram, more at this time of crisis – “shop without a shopkeeper.” The Mizoram CM tweeted how in this time of crisis the shops come handy to help people as well as maintaining social distance:

“The year is 2020; #Honesty #Hospitality #Trust comes handy again for #Mizoram during these trying times of #COVID19 outbreak. Traditional Nghah-loh-dawr, (shops without shopkeepers) comes handy for many sellers & buyers in maintaining safe social distancing,” the CM wrote on twitter.

Mizoram’s shops without shopkeeper: funded by trust and run by humanity (Image courtesy of @ZoramthangaCM via Twitter)

The shops sell many things like fresh fruits and veggies while some even offer local foods like ‘CHOWleh Rice.’ These are open shops apparently built temporarily and there’s no shopkeeper to guard anywhere.

People visit, take what they want, and deposit the money in a box provided. That is it. Funded by trust and run by humanity.

Mizoram’s shops without shopkeeper: funded by trust and run by humanity (Image courtesy of @ZoramthangaCM via Twitter)

The amazing feat surfaced online after a Twitter account called My Home India shared the picturer of one such shop and captioned it as:

“Along highway of Seling in Mizoram, many shops without shopkeepers are found without shopkeepers. It is called ‘Nghah Lou Dawr Culture Of Mizoram’ which means ‘Shop Without Shopkeepers’. You take what you want & keep money in deposit box. These shops work on principle of trust!”

People were delighted by the idea and were quick to share their thoughts in the comments. Several people noted that ‘honesty shops’ exist in Germany and Switzerland and were thrilled to see them in India.

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