The Karnataka mango board has tied up with the Indian Postal Service to deliver the mangoes from 17 April onwards.

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s mango farmers got some sweet news this week — their products will be delivered right to the doorstep of consumers through the Indian Postal Service.

The Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation (KSMDMC) has tied up with the postal service to deliver the fruit within a week of receiving the order. However, the service is limited to within the state.

According to the board, consumers can place their orders on the website http://karsirimangoes.karnataka.gov.in and postal deliveries will begin from 17 April.

According to KSMDMC’s managing director, C.G. Nagaraj said farmers will be given a separate login on the website to check orders and what category of mangoes is in demand. They will then have to deliver the mangoes to the Central Post Office in Bengaluru. Since fruits come under essential goods, farmers are allowed to commute and transport their goods to markets.

“The delivery of orders will take place only on Tuesdays and Fridays, and a special van has been allotted by the postal department to deliver the mangoes,” Nagaraj said.

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