Salt Price Rise: Due to the decrease in production, the price of salt may increase (Photo-Pixlr)
Experts say that if the monsoon starts before mid-June, there will be a further cut in production. The state had received rains till the first week of October last year. As a result, farmers have less time to produce. The decrease in production may increase the price of salt.
Inflation has already taken away food from the poor man’s plate. Now he had the option of eating bread with salt. But now inflation on this too (Retail Inflation) has had an evil eye. In the coming days, even more expensive of salt (Salt Price) is starting to gain momentum. So the news is that the production of salt can fall by 30 percent. Now we know why such situation has arisen. In fact, this problem has arisen due to the delay in the beginning of the harvest season in Gujarat, the country’s largest salt producing state. If production decreases, then the rate of money will also be seen increasing. In such a situation, money can also be seen playing its role in rising inflation.
Generally, the production of salt in Gujarat starts from March. But due to protracted monsoon, production started from mid-April at most places, especially in the coastal areas. Experts say that if the monsoon starts before mid-June, there will be a further cut in production. The state had received rains till the first week of October last year. As a result, farmers have less time to produce.
India’s third place in production
Generally, the production of salt in Gujarat starts from August. In the event of low production, the central government can ban the export of salt. Now let’s know the production of salt. On an average, India produces about 30 million tonnes of salt every year. India is the third largest producer of salt in the world after America and China. The country exports to 55 countries around the world. The share of Gujarat in the total production of salt in the country is about 90%.
Of the total salt production of India, about 10 million tonnes are exported. Industries consume 1 crore 25 lakh tonnes. The rest is used by retail customers. Now the hands engaged also know that what will be the effect due to lack of salt. The reduction in salt production will affect the glass, polyester, plastic, chemical and other important industries.
Now let’s know the history of salt. Before independence, India’s salt requirement was met by rock salt mined from salt mines located in Himachal Pradesh. Because of this, the British government earmarked salt as a mining product. Presently about 90% of the crude salt is being produced by solar evaporation process. Salt is produced on a large scale in Gujarat and many people have got employment in this sector. The decline in production seems to have an impact on its business.
Gagan Rao Patil, Money9
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