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The lost water: a salt workre's life (DVD)

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Budhan Theatre 2007Subject(s): Little Rann of Kutch | Salt WorkerDDC classification: D001422 1 Summary: India is 3rd largest salt producing country in the world. Gujarat contributes almost 7% of total salt production in India and Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) contributes almost 6% of total salt production in Gujarat. But, as per Wild Life Act and Wild Ass sanctuary LRK is producing salt illegal and now 'Agariyas' (Salt producer community) are illegal in their ancestral land where they have been producing 'Vadagrih' salt since centuries which consider good edible salt. LRK Salt use to trade in MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, RajasthanRight now giant salt produce companies are using sea salt for their salt products so LRK salt is being irrelevant. State is ignoring to this area. People who are working in Salt Pan are facing lots physical and mental health hazards. They don't having a drinking water facility which is all of us basic human rights. They have to purchase water from salt traders or Hindustan Salt Limited Co. Due to having saline water to drink them having lots health hazards. There have to work constantly in 18 to 24 hydro bumo denisity saline under water without any safety kits. Death ratio in LRK is so high due to accidents, tuberculoses, blindness and many other dangerous health diseases. Only in Kharaghoda village there are 437 widows. They have to work in extreme hot and cold seasons. They could not get green vegetable while they use to work in LRK so almost Agariyas are malnutrition. There is vast wage and rate discrimination in Salt Plant by salt traders. At the ends of the year, Agariyas have to do a debt for next season. Due to Wild Ass Sanctuary now all the Agariyas are illegal in their forefathers landHindustan Salt Limited Co. is now going to shut down which is a oldest government salt company and now this co. not use to buy salt from Agariyas and Agariyas have to sale their salt to private traders who gave them minimum rates. Life for livelihood in LRK is so hazardous. They are fight for their basic human rights to have a drinking water, for rights on under water and for their ancestral land which is their Motherland. Agariyas are forcing to go out from LRK by Wild Ass Sanctuary authorities. There is threat that 15, salt workers will be unemployed and they having uncertain future.
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India is 3rd largest salt producing country in the world. Gujarat contributes almost 7% of total salt production in India and Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) contributes almost 6% of total salt production in Gujarat. But, as per Wild Life Act and Wild Ass sanctuary LRK is producing salt illegal and now 'Agariyas' (Salt producer community) are illegal in their ancestral land where they have been producing 'Vadagrih' salt since centuries which consider good edible salt. LRK Salt use to trade in MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, RajasthanRight now giant salt produce companies are using sea salt for their salt products so LRK salt is being irrelevant. State is ignoring to this area. People who are working in Salt Pan are facing lots physical and mental health hazards. They don't having a drinking water facility which is all of us basic human rights. They have to purchase water from salt traders or Hindustan Salt Limited Co. Due to having saline water to drink them having lots health hazards. There have to work constantly in 18 to 24 hydro bumo denisity saline under water without any safety kits. Death ratio in LRK is so high due to accidents, tuberculoses, blindness and many other dangerous health diseases. Only in Kharaghoda village there are 437 widows. They have to work in extreme hot and cold seasons. They could not get green vegetable while they use to work in LRK so almost Agariyas are malnutrition. There is vast wage and rate discrimination in Salt Plant by salt traders. At the ends of the year, Agariyas have to do a debt for next season. Due to Wild Ass Sanctuary now all the Agariyas are illegal in their forefathers landHindustan Salt Limited Co. is now going to shut down which is a oldest government salt company and now this co. not use to buy salt from Agariyas and Agariyas have to sale their salt to private traders who gave them minimum rates. Life for livelihood in LRK is so hazardous. They are fight for their basic human rights to have a drinking water, for rights on under water and for their ancestral land which is their Motherland. Agariyas are forcing to go out from LRK by Wild Ass Sanctuary authorities. There is threat that 15, salt workers will be unemployed and they having uncertain future.

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