Friday, December 05, 2008


NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON SALT WORKERS aims bringing all important stakeholders on single platform with concern towards un-organized salt workers across the country. Salt making is a traditional activity and skills that were passed through generations. It is the activity giving livelihood to lakhs of families. Today, when Indian is ranking third in the world for salt, it is to be appreciated that various stakeholders share common concern towards issues of un-organized salt workers. The initiative depict commitment of the state and central government, corporate sector, as well voluntary sector for having collective efforts for having policy ensuring dignified life to salt worker in the country.
Consultation is jointly organized by Central Salt Commissioner’s Office (GOI), Industries Commissionerate (GOG), CARE India (Gujarat), Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation Ltd (TNSC), Indian Salt Manufacture’s Association (ISMA), Pathey, Agariya Heet Rakshak Manch (AHRM) and Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI)
The consultation will invite representatives of all important stakeholders like Industries, Labour and salt departments of all salt producing states, Representatives of cooperative societies, workers, unions, federations and small scale slat manufacturers along with voluntary groups and community organizations concern towards issues of salt workers from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa and Maharashtra.
We are sure that this initiative will find very good response from the state governments of various salt producing states as well as other stakeholders in the process and will result into a policy framework ensuring better working conditions of salt workers in India.

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