Hey Babumoshai, are you looking forward to clean eating using fresh organic produce? No need to hunt for a store, just make a call if you are in Kolkata. The West Bengal government will soon launch Sufal Bangla, an initiative aimed to ensure fresh vegetables at reasonable price at your home’s doorstep.
This facility has been made feasible due to the opening of chain of stores and efficient home delivery systems.
Sufal Bangla is aimed to benefit farmers through extension services and providing an interface between producers and consumers.
“There are no middlemen, so consumers will get the produce at cheaper prices. One can check the website and order according to the daily price list,” said an official of the state agricultural marketing department.
A Sufal Bangla store in south Kolkata’s New Alipore will launch operations with a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables, livestock as well as rare varieties of rice — like brown rice, Dudhsar and Banskathi, alongside popular options like Basmati and Gobindabhog.
The agricultural marketing department aims to open more such counters city-wide.
“Home delivery is free for orders of Rs. 500 and above and within 1 km,” said a store official.