At an event organised by the India Post department in Bengaluru 23.04.2017, Sitharaman unveiled the stamp which is a collector’s version and is priced at Rs 100. (Source: ANI)
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 http://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.