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Good News amid Lockdown! Bihar Government to Deliver Shahi Lichi & Zardalu Mango at Doorsteps

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

In midst of the nationwide lockdown, Department of Posts, Government of India and Department of Horticulture in collaboration with Government of Bihar have joined hands to supply ''Shahi Litchi'' &  "Zardalu Mango" to the people at the doorstep.   Bihar Postal Circle has made an agreement with the Department of Horticulture, Government of Bihar for logistics of Shahi Litchi from Muzaffarpur and Zardalu Mango from Bhagalpur and its delivery to the doorstep of the people. 

Lockdown Creates Havoc among Litchi & Mangoes Cultivators  

Because of lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, Litchi & Mangoes cultivators have been finding it difficult to carry/transport their fruits to the markets for sale. Its supply amongst people has become big challenge and so to meet the demand of public and for giving market space directly to farmers to sell their fruits without any middlemen, the Department of Horticulture, Govt.of Bihar & Department of Posts, Govt of India have joined hands for this initiative 

The ''Shahi Lichi'' of Muzaffarpur  (Bihar) &  "Zardalu Mango" of Bhagalpur(Bihar) are famous in world by virtue of their unique fragrance and demand everywhere. People can place order on website "horticulture. bihar.gov.in" online. 

This facility will be initially available to people of Muzaffarpur & Patna for ''Shahi Lichi'' & Patna & Bhagalpur for "Zardalu Mango" . Lichi will be booked minimum for 2 kgs and mangoes for 5 kgs.  

Online booking and delivery at doorstep facility will help cultivators/farmers by earning decent profits in this new market directly. Customers will also be benefitted to get these branded fruits at their doorstep at low cost. Till now order for 4400 kgs Lichi has been placed on the website. It may go up to 100000 kgs during the season. Order for Mangoes will start in last week of May. 

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