Millet Kulhad: “Chai Piyo aur Kulhad Khao”
Tea-Lover? You must have drunk tea in “Kulhads”. Those traditional “kulhads” just add to the taste of mesmeric tea. Now farmers have developed “kulhads” made of millet. These Millet Kulhad are made of coarse grains of ragi and maize flour and have caught the attention of tea lovers at the ongoing Magh Mela in Prayagraj.
A Deoria-based farmer’s group is promoting ‘kulhad’ made of millet. They are promoting it by saying, “Chai Piyo aur Kulhad Khao”
“Initially, we connected with tea vendors in small villages of east UP, including Deoria, Gorakhpur, Siddharth Nagar and Kushinagar, but we managed to win hearts in other parts as well.
Now, the demand has spread to Prayagraj, Varanasi, Lucknow, and other districts.”
Talking about the price of these ‘kulhads’, he said, “It takes Rs 5 to shape such kulhads and when tea is served in it, it costs Rs 10. The ‘kulhads’ are also eco-friendly. They are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission as there is zero wastage.”
“To promote the benefits of millets, we created edible kulhads made of millets about two years ago. We have a special mould wherein we can make 24 cups in one go.”-Ankit Rai, a member of the group said