It is vitally important to ensure the cultivation of quality salt to achieve 100 percent use and production of quality iodized salt. It is our earnest goal to build up an “iodized Bangladesh”, which is why in Cox’s Bazar (51,802.30 acres) and in Chattogram (7,761.60 acres), there is a 59,563.90* acre area that has been utilized for a salt cultivation project. The aim is to increase sodium chloride production and salt production itself. With this vision in mind, Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) & Islampur Salt Mill Owner Versatile Cooperative Society Limited (ISMOS) under took the project in which UNICEF Bangladesh provided technical assistance.
Improve quality and increase the quantity of crude salt through consolidation of salt land and implement scientific technology for salt cultivation.
Two demonstration fields have been established for Quality Salt Cultivation through Modern Method in Cox’s Bazar with the assistance of UNICEF, Bangladesh.
A twenty-four-acre training-cum-demonstration field has also been inaugurated at Khan Ghuna, Islampur, Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Cox’s Bazar by Islampur Salt Mill Owner Versatile Cooperative Society Limited (ISMOS). High quality salt has experimentally been cultivated in the demonstration fields using modern methods. Full-fledged high-quality salt cultivationwill start in the demonstration fields during the period of 2019-20.
*According to salt farmer census 2018
Last updated: April 11, 2022, 11:24 GMT
Dr. Ireen Akhter Chowdhury