“Salt Pans of Kutch”
Photographer: Devansh Jhaveri
The Rann of Kutch transforms seasonally from a vast desert into a temporary sea, then back, revealing the arduous tradition of salt farming. As the monsoon waters recede, salt farmers harvest significant quantities of salt for India’s industries. Despite the harsh environment, this community perseveres, living in simple shelters and starting work from a young age due to poverty and limited educational opportunities. The salt farmers, many living below the poverty line, face high operational costs, diminishing their meager earnings.