His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Gayday Iron and Steel Company, located in Hirodih, in eastern Jharkhand state, 225 kilometers from the state capital Ranchi, is up for sale. The business venture has been regarded as something of a failure. The factory, which once employed more than 500 workers making spun steel pipes, shut down in July 1976.
Revitalization of the factory would prove a boon to the estimated 16,000 residents of Hirodih, as well as those of four surrounding villages. Interesting idea, isn't it? Ever want to (a) help the Dalai Lama financially, and (b) own a factory in India? More on this story is just a click away.