Salt worker is a pathetic and neglected livelihood group surviving in the coast of India with extreme poverty situation. It is an effort of socio economic support to households of poorest of poor
Salt worker community is one of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. (The Bay of Bengal Report of Govt.of India accepts that “salt workers are poorest of the poor in India”.. They live in extreme poverty situation because they are voiceless, powerless and resource poor. They work in saltpans of very hot sunlight, no prper road, no street lights, no water or sanitation facility.
Skill training and other support for socio economic development, collectivization and advocacy for leveraging state and other resources, activities to improve working and living condition together will solve the problem
The salt worker community collectively could have become powerful and leveraged state resources, enhanced their capacity, significantly increased their household income and working and living condition developed.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
website of FACE
article on salt workers
an article of BBC about FACE and salt workers
a page in idealist website