In this era of real-time communication where mobile phones in many ways define the human experience, there’s still a place in our country where people communicate with each other by way of reflecting mirrors. In the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, mirrors are one way to reach out to each other.
According to the salt department of India (bit.ly/1UaTNh3) about 76% of the total salt produced in India comes from Gujarat. And the Little Rann (the Kutch desert is divided into the Little Rann and the Great Rann) in Gujarat has a role to play in this.
The 4,953 sq. km Little Rann, home to about 3,500 families belonging to the Agariya (salt worker) community, is known as India’s “Survey Number Zero” because no land survey has been conducted here since the British left. Several attempts have been made by activists working in the region to get government officials to come and see the living conditions here.