To reduce the use of plastic and paper cups and plates, Railways has taken yet another eco-friendly step by moving towards the use of earthen pots for serving food and tea.
According to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, “Zonal railways and the IRCTC are advised to take necessary action to ensure use of locally produced, environmentally-savvy terracotta products like ‘kulhads’, glasses and plates for serving items to passengers through all static units at Varanasi and Raebareli railway stations with immediate effect so that local terracotta product manufacturers could easily market their products.”
The earthen pots will give an earthy essence and flavour to the food and tea served to the passengers. Unlike plastic, they are biodegradable, hence can be broken or thrown without being hazardous to the environment.
We hope this step is entirely implemented, helping Indian Railways achieve its objectives.