Toxic gas detection for salt farming
By –Meena Kokare Field visit-Kharaghoda Description- Our field visit was based on detecting the problem of the salt farmer while digging the well and the process of the gas release which takes place throughout the duration of salt farming.
Observation day 1- First day we met aagriyas whose well was dug on high water table.so we found that well was dug around 50-55 feet.We interacted with farmer regarding our any kinds of gas release in this situation small well but we were happy to know that he doesn’t face such horrifying condition of gas release. The salt farmer stays in rann for 8 month with their family. they faced lots of problem in their day to day life i.e. food problem, water problem, network issue, housing problem. When visit to the rann the observed there were so many digged well and some of them were used and some were not .we saw so many salt pan in that all the salts were collected at the corner of the salt pan. Also we notice that the waste water after collecting the salt is magnesium and bromine and gypsum. We went at setu health care centre there we see the new technology of telematics. There we saw the doctor from overall countries giving treatment using Skype.
Observation day 2- First we visited the place were we ghambi means statue of a person who died some accident. There were two person who died toxic incident. We visited to the farmers house and with talk with them about the problem they faced during salt farming. We went to the many houses for getting more information to be collected. First was Vishnu bhai 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 buts they were fails in getting the water 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 used manual fawda and for detecting the gas presence she was using pigeon and mashal. When I asked her is she failed to get water something, she told me that once upon a time she suggested15 wells and all the get failed to provide water. Conclusion-we observed that their problems and struggle they faced .and we will try to find there solutions.