You are here: Home » Blogs & features » Radio features » Tea time for potters

Tea time for potters

Listen online

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Tea-vendors screaming chai, chai is a common sound on India's huge railway network. But now the vendors have been banned from selling their drinks in disposable plastic cups.

Instead all tea has to be served in a traditional clay cup, or kulhad. It's a government initiative to protect the livelihoods of the potters who produce them.

The railway predicts the intervention will create around 300,000 new jobs. Binu Alex climbed aboard to see how the ban was going down.

Comments are closed.

Panos London

Posted by

07/23/2004

Tags

Countries:

Regions:

Issues: , , , ,

Downloads

High quality audio (3.5mb)

Medium quality audio (1.8mb)

Low quality audio (890kb)

Related links

“What women need is economic independence”

Right to live: a community-led campaign in the making