Sabr ka phal meetha hota hai! Yes, the patience of lakhs of city residents has finally borne fruit, and we believe it will be quite sweet. Indoreans will have a fruity Sunday, and most of them will get to taste fruits for the first time in 50 days.
The civic body is all set to start home delivery of fruits though the same that has been supplying grocery and vegetables to the locked-down residents. Moreover, sanitation work will be ensured by the Indore Municipal Corporation, and fruit wholesalers will have to sanitize the packing in which the fruits will be supplied.
Sources say the decision has been taken in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus in the city. It’s said that consumption of fruits will boost the body’s community thereby helping people prevent the deadly virus.
According to Municipal Commissioner Pratibha Pal, orders of fruits will be accepted starting May 16 and will be delivered to people at their doorstep within 24 to 48 hours. There will be two types of fruit baskets, details of which are mentioned below.
Notably, Indore Collector Manish Singh has prohibited the sale of vegetables and fruits in the city soon after taking charge. The decision had deprived Indoreans of vegetables for quite some time. Later, a delivery system was formed to provide people their daily requirement of vegetables. Bags containing 4-5 types of fresh vegetables are being provided by the civic body at a cost of Rs 150. Finally, after 50 days, the administration decided to allow the sale of fruits through the same channel.
Water Melon: 1 piece (3-4 kg)
Musk Melon: 1 piece (1-1.5 kg)
Price: Rs 100
Mangoes: 2 kg
Papaya: 1 piece (2-2.5kg)
Sweet Lime: 1-1.5 kg
Price: Rs 250