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Clay pots replace plastic cups at railway stations!1 min read

December 2, 2020 < 1 min read


Clay pots replace plastic cups at railway stations!1 min read

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Countries around the world are making efforts to go plastic-free to protect the environment and reduce waste, and India too is trying to make this shift. In a significant move towards this plastic-free goal, Piyush Goyal, who is the Railway Minister for India, announced recently that tea will not be served in little clay pots called kulhads, rather than plastic cups, at all railway stations!

Tea stalls can be found every few feet at rail stations. Photo: India Rail Info

Tea, or chai, is a big hit among us Indians – some of us can’t imagine starting our day without a hot cup of tea. Train journeys too are incomplete without some piping hot chai, so just imagine how many plastic cups we’d be reducing!

Goyal said this move will be the contribution of the Railways in making India plastic free. “Tea is served in kulhads at nearly 400 railway stations in the country today, and in the future, it is our plan that tea will be sold only in kulhads at all railway stations in the country,” Goyal was quoted as saying.

Goyal added that the humble kulhad is not only good for the environment, but will also pave the way for lakhs of jobs. Now that’s some good news!

Watch this short film on how kulhads can reduce a significant amount of plastic waste!