Did you know Jorhat’s Doss and Co is the oldest departmental store in the entire northeast India? Since its inception, the store has survived all conditions be it the biggest earthquake that hit the state, or the shifting of the capital to Dispur. The small town of Jorhat is known for the 100 year old store that was built by the colonial rulers.
The history of Doss and Co
Doss and Co pvt LTD is a private undertaking which started its operation on the 1st of march 1957. The Cally Building was constructed in 1910 and Doss & Co started in 1865 shifted to this building 1915. The company is registered under the Registrar of Shillong and is classified to be a non government company.
In today’s market date, the authorized share capital of the private undertaking stands at Rs 500,000. And the capital share stands at Rs 150,000. The store holds a variety of goods without having a specialization. The directors Tapan Coomar Doss and Manash Coomar Doss holds the company’s leniency rights.
Located on the KB road of Jorhat, the store is one of a kind in the entire township. The heritage building structure is something so unique about the store that it brings back the colonial time frame in mind.
In terms of tourism, the store attracts a lot of visitors who visit the tea gardens of Assam or are travelling to further places. The store fulfils the purpose of all people far and wide as it caters to the need of shopping as well as touristy goods that you often carry it back to your home. These unique items are a home to the store Doss and Co. Located at the heart of the town of Jorhat, the structure of the building has a colonial history. The store also has a branch in Golaghat which is like sister town to Jorhat locals. You name a product and the store has it all, starting from hardware, grocery, toys etc.
If you are new to the town of Jorhat, you can visit the store if you take a rickshaw, or a taxi. Local public transportation is quite cheap and people are friendly too. If you happen to be lost, ask for the location around. The store is well known by all locals and can guide you with the location.