As the salt production has gone unhindered by rain so far, the producers are optimistic of getting higher yields this year. Meanwhile, the prices have fallen due to a rise in supply.
Unlike last year, when the production was hit by around 40% due to unseasonal rains in the months of March and April, 2019 has not witnessed any significant downpour since the production started. Further, the winds have also been good, aiding the salt production.
About 45% of the yearly production — over 10 lakh tonnes — has been achieved so far, said A.R.A.S. Dhanabalan, secretary, Thoothukudi ...
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