Times of India quoted, Abhijit Sarkar, a Jalpaiguri head post office employee as sayingg, “We were sent five 200ml bottles of Gangajal collected at Rishikesh”. The “Ganga Jal” bottle sourced from Rishikesh and Gangotri will be available in 200ml and 500ml plastic bottles.
A new scheme that enables all India Post offices to supply water from the Ganges, or The “Gangajal“, was launched on Monday. “We started selling it from Sunday and by Tuesday the stock was totally sold out”, Chief Post Master General, West Bengal Circle, Arundhaty Ghosh said.
At present, Gangajal, which comes in 200 ml and 500 ml packs, is being sold at nine “post shoppes” – Chennai GPO, Anna Road head post office, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore head post office and Tallakulam in Madurai.
200 ml of the holy water procured from Rishikesh is priced at Rs 15 and 500 ml for Rs 22. While, the Gangotri water is a but costlier at Rs 25 and Rs 35.
In fact, orders have been placed for a quick supply of bottles to meet the demand, she stated. The new service can also be availed through online orders on India’s Post’s website, with the bottled water being delivered at homes across the country. 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. For bottles online, one need to pay the charges equal to that of charges of the Speed Post.
Sinha on his part said the credibility of postal department is associated with the delivery scheme of Gangajal and it would fulfill the expectations of the people.
According to Ghosh, this will definitely be a big boost for business of the Postal department.