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SEWA has been organizing salt workers since 1990. Currently around 15,000 salt workers have been organized by SEWA in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. Based on a study conducted by SEWA on the living and working conditions of the salt workers , the major interventions for salt workers based on their immediate needs are :
   
 

(1) Operating 35 child care centers for the children, where around 1440 children are attended to from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

(2) Operating a Mobile Health Van that visits the salt workers on the site as well as villages. The health van provides curative health services, referral services as well as immunization.

(3) Support for tools and equipments to the salt workers: SEWA has set up a tools and equipments library from which the salt workers can have access to the needed tools and equipments.

(4) Support for revolving fund : Each salt worker from a Group is provided with a revolving fund of Rs. 35,000/- to undertake salt production.

 

(5) Technical inputs : SEWA in collaboration with Commissionerate of Industries, Government of Gujarat has set up a testing laboratory for salt workers to periodically test the salt crop at intervals to ensure quality. SEWA in collaboration with Centre Salt and Marine Research Institute also provides technical trainings to salt workers.

(6) Market linkages : SEWA Gram Mahila Haat , the marketing organization provides market linkages to the salt workers.

   
 

Salt Farmers of Santalpur Taluka Field Study of Their Working and Living Co-ordination

Set up in early 1999, SGMH aims to protect rural artisans from market exploitation and to provide them with a platform to market their traditional goods.

It provides marketing facilities; managerial and technical support services and working capital assistance to District Associations, which are federations to rural producers groups.

These services have boosted the production capacity and marketability of products of rural producers and have enabled them to earn a regular minimum supplementary income of Rs. 2000 per month.

  promotes local and folk media, booklets, posters and video films. In addition, workers obtain training in these various communication media.
   
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