Bengaluru [Karnataka]: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha on Sunday released coffee scented postage stamps at the General Post Office, Bengaluru.
The stamps, which are being printed at the India Security Press, will be priced at Rs. 100.
These stamps will be made available at the Philately Bureau, Bangalore General Post Office, and all other head post offices.
Bhutan was the first country to release aromatic stamps in 1973. New Zealand, Thailand and Switzerland joined in later.
In 2006, India introduced its first aromatic stamp, with a Rs. 15 sandalwood-scented stamp where 30 lakh of these sold out within two weeks.
In 2007, rose-scented stamps were released in four varieties of flower- Jawahar, Neelam, Delhi Princess and Bhim- each priced at Rs. five and a jasmine fragrance in 2008. (ANI)