Hazards of Village Tracks

        Gumma-Darang salt mines were the exclusive source of salt for men and animals in this part of the hilly region. One cannot live without salt and Mandi Salt mines were know all over Western and Central Himalayas. The salt has to be transported and for this purpose it has to be dug out of the deep mines. The transportation is sometimes done on the back of the human beings. It is not just salt but the basis and flavor of life itself especially in old times. This photograph by the observant photographer reminds us of veracity of the statement.
 

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