Not fenny; fruits to be sold on Goa beaches

PTI, PANAJI | 20 December 2010 12:26 IST

In what can be termed as an attempt to break off Goa’s image as a `fenny’ destination, the state government will be introducing exotic vegetables and fruits on state’s coastal belt, frequented by tourists.

Goa government run Horticulture Corporation has decided to introduce 20 carts selling these vegetables and fruits at subsidized rates.

“These carts will also run on solar energy. We are introducing this concept for the first time in India,” corporation’s chairman Sankulp Amonkar told PTI.

The corporation will rope in local youths as a franchisee in this endeavour, which will be started in almost all the beach fronts.

“We already have procured one such cart which is functional on experimental basis in Panaji. Once we are happy with its performance, rest of the carts would be purchased,” Amonkar said adding that these carts would be introduced this year end.

The corporation has decided to provide exotic vegetables and fruits at a cheaper rate on these cards, which will cater to the tourists.

Corporation’s Managing Director Oralando Rodrigues said that they will be monitoring the prices.

“They will be cheaper than those sold in the market,” he said expecting that the sale of the products on these carts would booming during the tourism season.

Rodrigues said that the solar carts are equipped with the facility to dip the temperature of the storing facility by 20 per cent that will which increases the shelf life of the high-value vegetables and fruits.

The officials said that these fruits would be purchased from Mumbai.

“Approximately 6 tones of fruits would be sold through these carts daily,” Rodrigues said.

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There was a time, we were propagating "feni" and liquor for getting tourism on road and now are we dumping it instead of making it an item for export.

Fruits are good. But vegetables on beaches?

They must have thought out of the litter and garbage to be cleaned too, surely, at the end of the day.

- Ludovico, Old-Goa | 22 nd December 2010 17:10

 

I think the image of fruits sounds good and the fruit eating the fruit as seen in the picture????even more eye boggling. People can can misinterpret that as well?like fruities and their beauties...see I did that too, to start with..

merry christmas with sweet cherries to goa,.obviously follam meutat praier. so now after anjuna market,flee market, follam market........guys here comes Fruit market...la la la la lah, la, la, la la la la lah..

- massimo, emqon | 22 nd December 2010 12:41

 

Good beginning! Projecting Goa as a destination for liquor, drugs and sex needs to be changed! The effects of liquor addiction are bad for the younger generation as many of them end up in hospitals and some of them get involved in road accidents too!

The easy availability of liquor- almost in every other house- should not be a feature of this divine land!

Good beginning which needs to be taken to its logical conclusion-where the youngsters could be discouraged from falling prey to the vice!

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 21 st December 2010 18:16

 

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