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Floating groceries

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We've all heard of convenience stores, but this one in Kerala, India takes a lot of beating. The newly-opened Floating Triveni is the first floating supermarket of its kind in the country (possibly the world), and it's making big waves (sorry for the pun).

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The bright red boat travels a network of Kerala's waterways, offering food and supplies at 53 stops to over a million customers. Twenty are allowed onto it at any time – and for good reason.

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The service was launched this past June by Consumerfed (Kerala State Cooperative Consumer Federation) to save waterbound villagers the long journey to the mainland to fetch groceries.

Floating Triveni Kerala

Like online grocery shopping, provisions come to you, rather than the opposite. And on that note, the manager can also log onto his onboard computer to place orders as they are needed. So when he checks back in at HQ at night, he can reload and be ready to go again at 8am. RM

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