Ninjacart, a Bengaluru-based fresh produce supply chain start-up, has provisioned essential fruits and vegetables to orphanages, old-age homes and slum areas, at subsidized rates, in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak-enforced lockdown in India.
In order to service the slum areas and orphanages, the company said it is willing to partner with non-governmental organizations and similar institutions across Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Pune and Ahmedabad.
“Ninjacart has always strived towards changing the way fruits and vegetables reach our plates, along with enhancing the income of farmers, convenience of retailers and ensuring safe food for all. During this time of crisis, it is all the more important that Ninjacart operates to ensure the essential commodities reach every citizen,” said co-founder Thirukumaran Nagarajan, in a statement.
Reaching the People
The coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown has also resulted in massive supply side shortages for essentials and to tackle that, the company last week started supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to several residential communities and apartments.
Currently, the apartment solution has been made available in all seven cities that it serves and is serving more than 120 apartments on a daily basis. The organisation is facing a deluge of demand and has pipelined over 4000 residential spaces, which it said it aims to serve in a week’s time