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New technology to boost earnings of saltpan workers

26 September 2011

RAJKOT: In a bid to augment the livelihood of saltpan workers in Gujarat, Bhavnagar-based Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) has embarked on a project to provide them its patented technology to produce export quality salt and extract valuable chemicals from waste generated in the process.

The saltpan workers or ‘agariyas’, as they are called in Gujarat, is one of the most backward community, with over 70 per cent living below poverty line under harsh conditions in the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK)….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-09-26/rajkot/30203549_1_saltpan-quality-salt-sodium

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Written by csirindia

September 29, 2011 at 5:51 am

Posted in CSMCRI

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