Monday, September 26, 2011

Postal dept to give away mini fridges

COIMBATORE: The postal department has signed an MOU with Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd to supply the 'Chotukool', a mini refrigerator, to customers at their doorstep, in Coimbatore. According to A N Nandha, Post Master General, the department will launch the facility in the city from Friday and deliver the products through Express Parcel Post facility.

In western region, he said the product has already been launched in Salem and the response has been good. In Maharashtra the product has become a great hit. In a short period of time over 7,000 pieces have been sold. It is part of the retail post and it will definitely pick up in the state, he added. The refrigerator which weighs over 8 kg is a low cost cooling solution for preserving vegetables, water, milk, leftover food and other perishables. It caters to household & small commercial outlets.

He said that 'Chotukool' is a thermoelectric cooler which provides the utilities of a refrigerator at half the cost, in addition to other benefits which are specially designed for rural areas. It produces a temperature difference of 18-20 degree centigrade from the ambient and can operate on 12 Volts DC as well as on main 230 V AC power supply.

The product which costs Rs 3,790 will be retailed in all important post offices in the Western region including Coimbatore, Pollachi, Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Namakkal, Salem, Dharmapuri & Krishnagiri Districts and Tirupattur.

He said refrigerators will be stocked in all important post offices. Interested persons can place their orders at the post office.

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