Bottled Gangajal at all post offices proves to be hit !
Bottled Gangajal at all post offices proves to be hit !

Bottled 'Gangajal' from Rishikesh has vanished from the shelves within two days of India Post having launched the sale from its 47 head post offices throughout West Bengal. "We have seen a surprising demand for this bottled Gangajal from Rishikesh.We started selling it from Sunday and by Tuesday the stock was totally sold out,"

Chief Post Master General, West Bengal Circle, Arundhaty Ghosh told us. You don't have to visit Gangotri and Rishikesh to get 'Gangajal' now.

Thanks to India Post, people can now get holy water from the Ganga at all post offices across the country at a nominal price and if they want, they can even get it delivered to their doorsteps.

"Now holy Gangajal from Gangotri and Rishikesh will be available at all the post offices," Prasad said.

"If a postman can deliver mobile phones, sarees, jewellery and apparel, then why not Ganga water”.

So Get Started of Post office holy water to deliver everyone. Sinha said that after the Ganga water in Bihar's Sultanganj will become clean, the postal department will send it to the people's doorstep.

A survey report of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) says that 80 per dent Varanasi respondent feel that water quality of river Ganga has an impact on their health.

TERI Environmental Survey 2015 was released on Wednesday. The survey aims to gauge the perception, awareness, opinion and behavior of people towards environment in seven Indian cities including Varanasi.

“Amazon and Snapdeal already sell bottled Ganges water, but India Post may have the advantage of cheaper pricing.

The water will be sourced from Gangotri and Rishikesh in 200 and 500 ml bottles, and has be priced between Rs 15 and Rs 35’.

"I used to get several requests that with a vast network of post offices can we get Ganga water.

I have directed Department of Posts to utilise e-commerce platform and make arrangement for providing pure Gangajal from Haridwar and Rishikesh to people," India's telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a few months ago, adding that the step was being taken to address "cultural needs".

India's 180-year-old postal department has been trying to reverse its losses by tapping into its large network of 155,000 post offices and 460,000 employees for e-commerce partnerships and deliveries.

Over 400 e-commerce companies, including the likes of Amazon and Flipkart, have tied up with India Post to make deliveries in rural areas, where over 90% of its post offices are located.

In line with the ruling BJP’s pre-poll promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch the work on ‘Clean Ganga’ action plan later this month, official sources said on Sunday.

“If we clean the river surface now, it will become dirtier again during monsoon. So, it is advisable we begin the work post-monsoon so we need not repeat the work while the surface is cleared”.

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