The state government is under pressure from the Centre to stay the release of 2,177 hectares of saltpan land in Mumbai for redevelopment, fearing it would lead to trouble in the flood-prone city.

The state government had planned to give this land to private developers for slum rehabilitation projects in lieu of incentives.

Sources in the ministry of urban development told DNA,

Iodine deficiency is endemic in West Bengal as evident from earlier studies. This community-based, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in North 24 Parganas district during August-November 2005 to assess the consumption of adequately-iodized salt and to ascertain the various factors that influence access to iodized salt.

New Delhi: Sale of Indian curry

Excess dietary salt is a killer and you should take any evidence to the contrary with a large pinch of the stuff, say Franco Cappuccio and Simon Capewell.

CSMCRI To Equip Salt Workers With Technology To Improve Quality, Yield
Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

Bhavnagar: Small and marginal saltpan workers in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, often known to be debt-ridden and poverty stricken, will now be armed with science and technology to help them earn more and break away these vicious debt traps.

Salt bribe to keep tuskers at bay - Rehydration mission in Dalma, Dhalbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan to help elephants beat the heat

Salt slabs hanging from trees is a common sight in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and the forests of Dhalbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan these days.

A consortium of US health organisations announced a plan on Monday to encourage food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of salt in dozens of staple items by some 25 per cent during the next five years.

Cyclone Aila has altered their calculations. Hit by crop failure due to increased salinity caused by sea water surge, the farmers of the Sunderbans were pinning hope on the low-yield but salt-resistant paddy varieties that their forefathers cultivated.

Tanzania's iodine administration programme among rural communities in Tanzania has been a success, researchers report. Levels of iodine deficiency