Patna: 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.
Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Manoj Sinha launched the scheme on Monday.
"Now holy Gangajal from Gangotri and Rishikesh will be available at all the post offices," Prasad said.
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.
"Right now only holy Ganga water from Gangotri and Rishikesh will be delivered to the people across the country by India Post," he said.
Those who want to buy `Gangajal` online can log on to https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/.
They can also directly click on https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/Loginop.aspx?service=eProduct and either register themselves or login as guest user and place the order.
Fifteen `Gangajal` bottles were sold in seconds on Sunday in Kolkata. The same happened on Monday.
200 ml of the holy water procured from Rishikesh is priced at Rs 15 and 500 ml for Rs 22.
Gangajal from Gangotri is priced at Rs 25 (200 ml) and Rs 35 (500 ml).
In what could be deemed as a big boost to the e-commerce industry, there is an increase in cash on delivery collections by India Post from Rs 500 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1,300 crore in 2015-16.