The Salt Pan
This is not to be taken with a pinch of salt but a preferable handful! River water collected in built
up areas is left to evaporate and leave behind piles of muddied salt which is then reformed to a
point of domestic use. In Goa, salt is used for coconut and other fruit bearing trees.
The salt pans have a dual significance – in the production of crude organic salt and being the natural habitat of unique halophilic archaebacteria which could be harnessed for agricultural and industrial use.