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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hygiene issues at Marina beach

Marina beach is said to be longest beach in Asia and is most visited by Chennai residents and tourists. If you're visiting this place and more importantly buy juices here, this post is a warning.

Ice distribution at Marina:
All over India, manufacturing ICE and distributing it is one big unhygienic affair. Ice cubes are covered in gunny bags and distributed. Local retailers break big cube into smaller ones and distribute to small merchants. They are stored and transported without any additional cover/packaging and are exposed to weather all the time.

In Marina it goes one step ahead. Beside gunny bags, ice cubes will be sand treated. Bigger blocks of ice are broken into smaller ones and distributed among traders, who carry it to their shops on their cycles or other vehicles. It will be the same ice that will be added to your juices, so beware.
 Vendors do not have any regret in this action. While I was clicking the pics, I got some remarks like "Take take... take pictures and put it in TV... tambi, pose for the photograph..."


Sugarcanes is another story. You can find lots of sugarcanes left unattended on the sand behind these stalls. All through the day and night, these are exposed to sun, rain, dog's urination, salty sea breeze and everything else nature throws on them.
 Ragpicker selecting useful items from a sugarcane stack

Though most of the machines are covered during night, some are left unattended.

Not that scene is different elsewhere. So beware. Also read more about this unique sugarcane machine, spotted in Pune..

Related:
Let us drink Natural this summer * Tender coconut opener * Valparaiso, Chile-beach side pics *

4 comments :

Rahul Bhandare said...

Shudder! :(

An eye opener..

The wild said...

You should also visit City market once -what you have seen is just the tip of the iceberg

Trails of a Traveler said...

That is a very useful one Shrinidhi.. Thanks for sharing it..

Ram

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Rahul and Ram: Thanks

The WIld: yes, I've seen it