Saltpans, also known as mitache agor locally, are a part of Goa's khazan lands.
Salt harvesting has been done in Goa the traditional way for hundreds of years.
The process consist of three phases.
The first phase takes place during the monsoon season, when the salt pans are flooded.
During the second phase, which takes place during the winter, preparations for harvesting begins.
The third phase is the harvesting phase, which starts in the month of February and ends just before the monsoons.
This year, the yield of salt from the pans is less than usual due to the unseasonal rains during the last winter.
Most Goans prefer to use this traditional form of salt for culinary purposes as it is free of chemical additives.