Mangaluru: Rural markets too ruled by marts in Dakshina Kannada


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 31: Now-a-days, cooperative societies, in tune with the modern-day demands, have been opening big stores on the lines of malls and marts even at the village levels. They have also succeeded in this sector. At a time when businesses elsewhere are reporting a slump in business due to lockdown, new experiments on the above line have happened at five places in Sullia taluk. These stores provide good quality service to customers at competitive prices.

Cooperative societies had set up shops to sell necessities at Aivarnadum Kalanja, Balila and Enekallu in Sullia taluk in the past. Now, these shops are getting expanded into huge marts. When lockdown was on, the cooperative society at Aranthodu had opened a mart in the name, 'Samruddhi'. Later, Guthigar Primary Credit Cooperative Society started its 'Suvarna Sahakari Mart' in its premises.

 
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New technology has been introduced at these marts. Just like mega malls, customers select what they want, place the things in their carts and get the bills prepared at the cash counters. They can also use credit cards, debit cards, wallet apps etc for payment of the bills. Various offers too are made in these marts. The people of the villages are happy that they get different things with additional choices at reasonable rates. At present, provisions, cattle feed, and other items of daily use are available for sale. The marts will soon add vegetables, milk, ice cream etc to their kitty. Home delivery system, which is in high demand now, have also been introduced at these marts.

  

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    I remember the bygone days of 1970. That time we have ask the shopkeeper to give particular item of necessity only. At time only limited items of daily use available. Such as rice, Dal soap sugar, oil etc. That also only brand in limited quantity. Some time that items also not available in one shop. Wants are limited
    Money also scares.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    Most cooperative societies are run by politicians who have to hid their black money.

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    What about APMC? Aren't they ruled by politicians? Wasn't that the reason for opposition to farmers bill?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    Even my Kinnigoly witnesses this.. We too have 2/3 marts started operating in Kinnigoly... woww...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Cynthi bai, this is good news. It will reduce the love towards Modi to a great extent.

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