Toxic gas detection for salt farmers
Observation day 1:-
When we reached in the village name kharaghoda. First we discussed with the farmers and their families about the problem.
Our field visit are based on toxic gas detection for salt farming. We met with the farmers families and their we discuss that the well dug about 60-65 feet.
In the olden days they won't face the toxic gas problem. They explain the overall salt farming process right form digging well to the shipment of the salt to the factory.
They made a small pata's, they explain that lesser the amount of salt water more the pata' s and visa- versa.
Manually they dig the well by using fawda. The whole family stay for 8 months in rann for salt farming. They carry there necessary things and stays there.
Therewe come across with the new technology that is "TELEMATICS".
Free health check up is provided to the farmers through telematics. The doctors from overall country solve the problems of farmers through video calling on skype.
There were some network issue to contact with the farmers who live in the village.
As the season were almost over many of the family shift to there native place but we met with the one family who still live in the rann for salt farming.
They explained every thing about salt farming. They stay in a small house made up of jute bags, plastics, and bamboos. They store the drinking water for 25 days without covering.
They dig many wells to get the bring water , but many of them were fail. But some of the wells were successful.
First they dig the new well then they bore a pipe in the well. As the monsoon occurs they cover bore well with the cloth and cover with the mud.
Again in October they will come and check the bore well , while checking the bore well when they open the cloth of that bore pipe the dangerous gas comes out I.e hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide.
If the person is inside the well while opening that cloth , the person will die at present.
We saw the pata's of salt , the salt were settled at the corner of the salt pan .
After collecting the salt the left over water is magnesium, bromine and gepsium.
These things were given to the hindustan company but the villegers were not getting the proper amount of that, and they were also not getting the proper amount of salt selling.
Observation day 2 :-
We observation many things like we visit the place were we observed the ghambhi means the statue of a person who die in the toxic gas incident.
They were working in the school as teacher and because of toxic gas they all died there.
Next we went to the village and went to the farmers house to talk with about the problems they faced during salt farming.
We went to the many houses for getting more information to be collected.
First was Raju bhai he told us that in her life till now he faced the problem of toxic gas. When I asked him why is it so he told me that if we dig the old well then there is chances of explosion of a gas , and if we dig a new well then there is no such problem occurs.
He told us that for detecting whether the gas is present or not they use pigeon and mashal, sometime there is problem that they dig many wells but they were fails in getting the water inside the well.
Second was manisha behen and she had more experienced because she was working from her childhood. She told us that for digging the well we use manual method fawda and for detecting the gas presence she was using pigeons and mashal.
When I asked her is she failed to get water something , she told me that once upon a time she suggested 15 wells and all the wells get failed to provide water.
Conclusion :- While observing these problems I concluded that I will try to solve the problem faced by toxic gas released. And I will try to solve the problem in best possible way.