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Bharat Ek Khoj: The 'tasteless' life of salt workers

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 07:22 PM

Throughout their lives, members of the Agariya community work tirelessly in the fields of the Rann of Kutch, where they “grow” salt, taking care of almost 75 per cent of the country’s demand. But fulfilling India’s salt needs comes at a price, as the salt pan workers face problems such as abnormally thin legs which become so stiff that even after death, they do not burn in the funeral pyre.