Little Rann of Kutch: Salt workers

Little Rann of Kutch is a desert in Gujarat, India, it borders with Pakistan to the north.
During the monsoon season (June, October) the rann is flooded only a few islands emerge, "the "bets" and after monsoon time the thin layer of water evaporates and leaves room to a huge plateau where the water table is mouthful of salt. From November to May the families settled there in shacks. They spend 8-10 hours a day to pump the salted water, then evaporate water in large ponds to extract salt.
Family maintenance saline few hectares. Picked up a ton of salt is paid 150 rupees (2 euros). During the seven months of work, family harvest about 2,000 tons of salt, for a total income of 300,000 rupees (about 5,600 euros). The salt is sold at 5-10 rupees per kilogram after cleaning and packaging factory in Bajana, it is exported to the united states.