A Goan tradition that started ages ago, Goa takes pride in contributing to the salt production of India, even if it is just a microscopic amount.
The process of saltwater harvesting usually begins in November by draining the salt pans that have been flooded by rainwater.
The process is finally completed in the month of January or February.
An essential in the kitchen, salt is known as 'mitt' in the local language of Konkani.
The Goans involved in this occupation are locally known as 'mittkaars'.
February 2023 saw glimpses of mittkaars working hard at their salt pans on the Panjim-Ribandar road.
The bags of salt are eventually packed and available for sale, priced at ₹300 per bag.