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Now, postman to deliver Gangajal at our doorsteps

Now, postman to deliver Gangajal at our doorsteps
Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath ahead of the Magh Mela festival during a ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. The ceremony was organised to resemble the annual month-long religious festival held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Patna: The Government’s initiative to deliver ‘Gangajal’ from Indian Postal Services spread across the country was yesterday launched in Patna.

Under this scheme the pious Gangajal, brought from Gangotri and Rishikesh, would be delivered at the doorsteps of people at nominal prices.

Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the initiative at a function in the capital city of Bihar.

Prasad said the scheme has been launched within a short span of its conceptualization. He said the plan was mooted on May 30, 2016.

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.

As per reports, the plan to provide the holy water has already been implemented by some of the e-commerce websites and for a litre bottle sourced from Gomukh, the e-commerce company charges Rs 299. (ANI)