Matka sales spike as Hyderabad starts to bake early this Summer

Hyderabad: Sales of earthen pots, popularly known as ‘Matkas’ have witnessed a spike with the city sensing the start of an early summer.

These earthen pots are used traditionally all over the Indian subcontinent, as a home ‘water storage cooler’ since ancient times and can be found in houses of every class.

Speaking to Siasat daily, a seller from Shamsheer Gunj, Balraj says that the rate of the pots has increased owing to inflation.

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With an increase in heat waves each passing day, the demand for them instantly has increased and the demand will keep increasing till the Summer reaches its peak.

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“The roadside stallers have geared up to meet the demand with multiple options, shapes and sizes of earthen pots,” he said.

Apart from the traditional Matka, the stall owners offer a range of other earthen pottery items like water bottles and cookware used exclusively in the making and storage of curd.

Modern pots are installed with a tap at their bottom in view of sanitation and ease of usage.