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The making of salt

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A labourer, who works in a salt pan, covers her face beside a solar panel outside a shelter in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. Salt pans begin pumping out sub-soil brine water towards the end of the monsoon in October and lasts till end-March, after which it is dried till crystals are formed. The crystals are collected by mid-June and it takes another eight months to process them to make edible salt. India is the...

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Dry soil is seen beside salt at a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A labourer carries salt in a container on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Labourers carry containers filled with salt at a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A labourer works on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A labourer works on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Labourers work on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Labourers work on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Labourers collect salt at a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A labourer carries salt in a container on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A labourer works on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Labourers work on a salt pan in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A woman sweeps salt with a wooden rake on the outskirts of Chennai April 30, 2012. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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Workers carry salt before loading it onto a supply truck on the outskirts of Chennai April 30, 2012. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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A worker presses the mixture of soil and salt crystals with his feet during the salt-making process on a salt pan in Kharaghodha village, west of Ahmedabad, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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A labourer works at a salt pan in Kharaghodha village, west of Ahmedabad, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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A salt worker pushes a cement roller to level a salt pan in Kharaghodha village, west of Ahmedabad, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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Salt workers work at a salt bed in Kharaghodha village, about 120 km from Ahmedabad November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in Gujarat March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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A salt worker sweeps salt from a salt bed with a wooden spade at a salt pan in Kuda village, Gujarat state January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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A labourer holds salt crystals at a salt pan in Navapura village, about 155 km west of Ahmedabad November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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A child works on a salt pan in Naranpura village, about 155 km west of Ahmedabad, January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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People work on a salt pan in Kharaghodha village, about 120 km west of Ahmedabad, January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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An Indian worker smokes during a break while sitting next to a mound of salt in Mumbai December 24, 2006. REUTERS/Sima Dubey/Files

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A salt worker uses the help of his three-year-old daughter during the salt-making process at Naranpura village, 155 km west of Ahmedabad, December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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