With the April scorching overhead, people are being drawn towards clay pots to cope with it. The clay pots have reincarnated fitted with water taps. Market for clay pots is running hot in Thenmaradchchi, it is reported. Our forefathers used clay pots during hot seasons to cool their drinking water. Water stored in clay pots will be in a cool state. With the passage of time this practice went out of fashion. With the coming of the plastic pots, clay pots almost went into extinction. After the entry of bottled water this natural cooling practice had become long forgotten.
Very hot climate is prevailing currently. Unable to cope with the high temperature people have started to take up age old methods. They have also started to go in search of clay pots and purchase them. As the sales have skyrocketed the makers of clay pots are also encouraged.
Usually the sales of clay pots will be more during the Thai Pongal day. We used to produce more pots in January. Because of the heat sales have increased. We are also producing modern clay pot fitted with taps. They have a unique demand, said the producers of Clay pots.