Client / Financial Support: Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan
Duration: 12 mins
60% of India’s salt production is from Gujarat, 70% of which is from Kutch and is primarily produced by the Agarias – the salt workers. But ironically, the Agarias have no control over the produce. The traders control the entire chain and reap most of the financial benefits. The agarias on the other hand do not even know how the market functions. They are one of the most marginalized, deprived and socially excluded community that migrates from their villages every year for 7 months to the little Rann of Kutch to carry out salt production.
With a pinch of salt is the story of the Agarias, illustrating their pathetic living conditions in the face of harsh and unforgiving vagaries of the Kutchi weather and the total lack of primary facilities to fall back on.