New Delhi: You could soon receive holy Ganga water by post as the government endeavours to tap the e-commerce platform to bring the holy water at the doorsteps. “I used to get several enquires asking why we can’t use the vast network of India Post to deliver Ganga water. I have directed department of posts to utilise e-commerce platform and make the arrangement for providing pure Gangajal from Haridwar and Rishikesh to people. They have assured that they will take pro-active step to address cultural needs,” telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.
He said by the end of this year all postmen in urban centres will be given smartphones, and handheld devices will be provided to postmen in 1.3 lakh rural post offices by March 2017.