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AGARAKSHAK PAYS TRIBUTE

ABOUT US

Agarakshak is a project that has the main goal of paying tribute to the hardworking salt-farming community residing in the Kutch area of Gujarat. This community is most commonly known as "Agariyas", which literally means "the one who farms". The Agariyas are a community of hardworking villagers who produce over 30% of India's entire salt produce from the Little Rann of Kutch. For decades now, this community has been working on the salt field tirelessly under harsh climatic and social conditions. Despite this , they are getting underpaid for their services with almost little recognition from the society . We at Agarakshak are aiming to build up a community that can help our unsung warriors in climbing up the societal stairs . 

Our Services

Salt Farm Worker
Those of us who have stared into sunsets
& those of them who have gone blind from the sun
Those of us who have scrubbed our skin with salt
& those of them who have lost limbs to its sting

 Poem from movie-Kith 

IMPACT

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FINANCIAL AID

Through the setting up of mineral industries in the Little Rann of Kutch, the wastewater (sea bittern) which Agariyas were throwing is now getting purchased by these companies in huge amounts. Approximately 60 tankers of bittern has been purchased, which accounts for Rs60000 worth of sale.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO 50 AGARIYA FAMILIES 

Many of the saltworks are now getting jobs in the industrial and agricultural sector. 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

Due to the setting up of companies in the vicinity of salt farms, bittern which was once discarded as waste into the surrounding soil, is now being used as an important raw material. Approximately 200000 tonnes of bittern has been saved from getting wasted. Moreover, this resulted in improving the soil health as the solution is highly acidic. 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

Due to the setting up of companies in the vicinity of salt farms, bittern which was once discarded as waste into the surrounding soil, is now being used as an important raw material. Approximately 200000 tonnes of bittern has been saved from getting wasted. Moreover, this resulted in improving the soil health as the solution is highly acidic. 

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