Worth Their Salt (E)
A mesmerising documentary that captures the amazing story of salt. It takes the viewers to the salt desert, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat where the agariyas toil in their farms to produce salt. Their life is hard and the Rann is hostile. But they are the traditional salt farmers with their lives tuned to the seasonal dessert. Worth their Salt explores the work being done at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute in Bhavnagar. The one and only CSIR Institute dedicated exclusively to salt and salt technologies. Worth Their Salt details the research and technology development by the scientists who believe that they can and they must make a difference to the lives and sustainability of the agariyas. Several path breaking technologies are being developed here. A revolution is on its way with the possible fortification of Salt with Iron to beat Anaemia, a national challenge. Worth their salt is a documentary that has something for each of us, because for each of us Salt is vital.