Indian Railways have tied up with self-help groups which will sell organic Alphonso mangoes at a discounted price in the trains. The organic Alphonso mangoes will come from Ratnagiri, a port town in Maharashtra. This is a first of effort of the Indian railways to sell seasonal fruits in the trains.
According to reports, the mangoes will be sold at a price of `470 per dozen. “Under the e-catering project, Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Sahayata Bachat Ghat, famous for its export-quality Alphonso mangoes, has shown interest in selling fresh and naturally ripened organic mangoes to passengers,” said the Railways as quoted by the New Indian Express.
Former Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, in his rail budget speech in 2016-17, had announced that the Railways’ partnership with self-help groups to support their work and products.
The Railways has also tied up with Trapigo, a last-mile business-to-business logistics service provider for food products which is a start-up launched by graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and National Institute of Fashion Technology. Read More
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