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Salt (NaCl) is one of the oldest commodities used in man’s food. In ancient India, it
was regarded as ‘God’s gift’; Homer describes it as ‘Divine Commodity’; according to
Marco Polo’s travelogues, cakes of salt were being used as money. In India, historical
records speak about the dominance of salt as a medium of exchange and much
before the invasion of Alexander, the Great, around 327 BC, salt was extracted from
the salt mines of the Northern India and transported to different parts of the
In modern times, India is the third largest Salt producing Country in the World after
China and USA. It is estimated that the production of salt will reach 324 million
metric tons in 2018 and 400 million tonnes by 2020. China would continue to
represent the leading salt
market while India is projected
to rank as the world’s fastest
growing salt consumer. (Roskill,
In India, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and
Rajasthan contribute to about
96% of the Country’s salt
production. Gujarat contributes
75% to the total production,
followed by Tamil Nadu (11 %)
and Rajasthan (10 %). Salt
manufacturing activities are also carried out in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Karnataka, Orissa, West Bengal and Goa. Among these States only Gujarat, Tamil
Nadu and Rajasthan produces salt surplus to their requirement.
With a view to ensure universal access of iodized salt for the prevention and control
of goiter and other iodine deficiency disorders in the country, Government of India
has adopted the strategy of Universal Salt Iodisation and Consumption for
elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) in the country under the National
Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP).
Indian salt industry is meeting the challenge of supplying iodized salt to entire
country. Most of the salt produced is iodized salt and new varieties such as Iron
Fortified Salt, Double Forfeited Salt and "Health Salt" (containing micronutrients
iodine, iron, folic acid) are also available.
Private sector plays a dominant role contributing over 95% of the salt production.
The top brands in India are Tata Salt, Captain Cook, i-shakthi, Aashirvadh, Annapurna,
Surya Salt, Sambhar Salt, Nirma Shudh and many more. These companies are
working towards new product introductions through different salt variants and
formats to counter unbranded and regional salt brands. While 1 Kg packs are
popular, manufacturers are turning to smaller SKUs (stock keeping units) like 100
gms and 500 gms. Smaller SKUs give better in-store visibility, and get fresh
consumers who want to try quality products, especially in the smaller towns.
Export of common salt and iodized salt is permitted under Open General License
(O.G.L.). China is a big importer of Indian salt. It is also exported to Japan, Philippines,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan and the USA.
Nichrome’s SALTPACK Vertical Form Fill Seal Machines offer high-speed, automatic
packaging solutions for the salt industry. The products parts are designed of special
grade materials suitable for salt handling and salt pouch packing. It involves the
lowest running cost through reputed CE marked PLC housed in dust tight electrical
panel for machine control. Its user-friendly interface is equipped with provision of
one to end and low product level machine parking mode interlocks.
Nichrome’s Salt Packaging machines are equipped with unique film pulling
technique which prevents film and product wastage. They pack upto 1000 gms in
CSPP pouches at the rate of 60 packs per minute.
Optional accessories include dust extraction unit, pouch take up conveyor, date &
batch coding unit, SCADA system and other post packaging solutions. With heavy
duty construction made of anti-corrosive material and minimum moving parts, these
machines are built for delivering quality and long-term performance under