Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha on Sunday released the scented postage stamp on coffee made by India Post Office. At an event organised by the India Post department in Bengaluru today, Sitharaman unveiled the stamp which is a collector’s version and is priced at Rs 100. On April 20, Sithraman took to Twitter and shared information about the launch of the coffee flavoured stamp. “#coffeeflavouredstamp release by @IndiaPostOffice on 23/4/17. @CoffeeboardI. Philatelic delight. Can smell the coffee now,here. #philately,” she twitted.
Sitharaman is currently in Bengaluru and has also launched website https://www.indiacoffeesoils.net for Coffee planting community. The Commerce Minister will also initiate the further proceedings on adopted lake at Kalena Agrahara and will distribute soil health cards top coffee growers here.
According to a report published by The Hindu website, nearly one lakh stamps are ready for sale to collectors. The stamps along with first day cover, miniature sheets and information brochures will also be made available at the Philately Bureau at Bangalore General Post Office and various other head post offices in the state.
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In March Sitharaman had also shared a similar information where she tweeted a photo of mud bottle which made a lot of us nostalgic. “Great for summer, eco-friendly too, looks classy, light to carry,” she captioned the phone. The bottles were made by a company called Mitti Cool. According to the website, Mitti Cool water Bottle is handmade by a special mixture of clay which naturally cools the water. “It is self-cooling, easy to clean and refill. Clay adds a unique flavour to the water. We use 100% natural clay as the raw material,” described the website. The product is easily available various e-commerce websites and costs around Rs 400.