ISMA president Bharat Rawal in an interview stated the production of the salt has come down due to lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Economic Times reported that sources from ISMA said that Gujarat, produces about 75 to 80 per cent of the salt in India. But, due to the lockdown, the production has been marginally hit as 70 per cent of the salt production comes from unorganised sectors who supply salt to major factories across the country, with the restrictions applied on transportation, and due to some of the factories located in COVID hotspots they are unable to supply and this has also resulted in the downfall of the production.
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