Among several salt lakes in the Thar Desert of western India, the Sambhar is the largest lake producing about 2 9 105 tons of salt (NaCl) annually.

Pilot project has helped producers boost their output, profits

Mohammed Iqbal

A unique project: International experts watching a crusher-cum-salt iodisation machine provided to small salt producers at Nawa under a UN World Food Programme-sponsored project.

The Sambhar Salt Lake hydrological system, including river waters, groundwaters, evaporating pans and sub-surface brines, has been analyzed for the salt content (TDS) and naturally occurring radionuclides (210Po, 210Pb and 226,228Ra).