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General Post Office in Indore to start selling Gangajal

INDORE: Implementing PM Narendra Modi's plan to supply Holy water of the Ganga across the country by post, the General Post Office in Indore has geared up to start the sale of water of river Ganga (Gangajal) from July 4.

The packaging of the water will be done in Rishikesh and Gangotri, Uttarakhand and it will be distributed across the country from the Delhi nodal office if Indian Post.

The scheme was rolled out by telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, on May 30 while speaking about the achievements of NDA government after two years in office. As the next step of the scheme, Gangajal will be delivered to every home by the Indian Post.

"The holy water will be available in two bottles of 200mL and 500 mL capacity. The cost of the bottles will be Rs. 12 and Rs. 15 respectively. This scheme has been implemented with the intention of connecting with people on sentimental, cultural and religious level. The bottles will be marked with a seal of authenticity to ensure that the water is not adulterated," Priti Agarwal, Director, Postal Services for Indore region informed. Apart from Indore these bottles of water will also be available in the post offices of Ujjain, Khandwa, Bhopal (TT Nagar post office), Lashkar and Jabalpur districts of the state.
The post office, on earlier occasion also sold LED bulbs with the aim to spread awareness about the conservation of energy. In Ujjain, the postal services are used to sell 'prashad' from Mahankal Temple and deliver it at people's doorsteps.