Ganga jal can be ordered online soon

We want people from across the country to get pure Ganga jal from holy places like Haridwar online, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Taru Bhatia | May 30, 2016 | New Delhi


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Soon, Indias citizens will be able to order “pure” Ganga water [Ganga jal] through an e-commerce platform, said communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. 

 
“There is a huge demand for Ganga jal. We want people from across the country to get pure Ganga jal from holy places like Haridwar through an e-commerce platform,” Prasad said, while briefing NDA’s achievements on Digital India over the past two years.
 
Prasad said that over 900 e-commerce companies are today associated with India Post, a government-owned postal service. And so, in two years India Post has witnessed “80 percent of growth,” by registering revenue of Rs 1,300 crore in 2015-16, an increase from Rs 500 crore in 2014-15.
 
According to the IT minister, the number of India Post ATMs has increased to 942 up till May 2016, from four in May 2014. Further, he said, banking branches of India Post are 22,137 up till May, up from 230 in May 2014.
 
To further empower India Post with IT network, Prasad said that handheld devices will be provided to entire rural post offices across the country by March 2017. So far, 4,000 post offices in rural areas are given these devises. For urban post offices, smartphones will be provided by the end of this year, he said.
 
During the event, the minister launched e-Sampark portal, a single window for all government services. Prasad said the portal is a “game changer in respect to information corner. It will help government officials to connect with citizens.”
 

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