With Summer knocking on our doors several varieties of mangoes have started coming into the market. People wait a whole year to taste the Mangoes as the season can't be enjoyed without sipping in some aamras and relishing slices of the king fruit.
There are different varieties of mangoes but Alphanso mangoes top the list of popularism. However, these mangoes are quite expensive.
So to make sure that the high price of Alphanso doesn't stop consumers from enjoying them, a man in Pune has come up with a unique idea. A mango trader from the Sinhagad Road area, Gaurav Sanas has introduced an EMI facility to purchase Alphanso mangoes at his shop.
Sanas sells the fruit he gets from Devgad from the Konkan region in Maharashtra. The Alphonso is the most loved mango, and mainly it is produced in the Southern region of Konkan. The Alphonso mango even won its geographical indication (GI) tag in 2017.
Speaking to PTI, Sanas claimed that his family's outlet is the first to sell mangos on EMI in the whole country.
"The prices are always very high at the start of the season. We thought if refrigerators, ACs and other appliances can be bought on EMI, why not mangoes? Everyone can afford mangoes then," he said.
The procedure for buying the fruit at his outlet on EMI is similar to buying mobile phones on instalments. The customer needs to use a credit card and the purchase amount is converted into EMIs of three, six or 12 months.
But the scheme is available for a minimum purchase of Rs 5,000.
Four consumers have availed of the scheme so far, Sanas said.
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