Tutucorin Salt pans

I have been to Tutucorin, Tamil nadu couple of times but never had an opportunity to stop and observe how the salt has been cultivated.
When my friend offered to stop by one of the many salt lakes used to cultivate salt I couldn’t be happier.
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This brief 20 minutes visit in to the normal work day of these workers gave us an insight of the hardship they go through in the extreme conditions and some facts about salt production. Tamil nadu is the 2 largest salt producing state in India

It takes at least 45 days for the salt crystals to form

It takes at least 45 days for the salt crystals to form

Constant racking creates a pattern

Constant racking creates a pattern and helps develop the salt crystals

They load approximately 6 tractor full every day

They load approximately 6 tractor full every day

That will be around 4 tons worth of sea salt

That will be around 4 tons worth of sea salt

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According to them it takes only 3 to 4 hours for the salt to be washed, processed, dried and packed once the tractor reaches the factory nearby.

nothing matches the hard work these guys put in day in day out

nothing matches the hard work these guys put in day in day out. They were kind enough to talk to us even between

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As Nelson Mandela said – Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

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