Despite the presence of Cyclone Mokha, the salt fields along the Cox’s Bazar coast have remained unaffected. While there was a potential risk of salt loss due to the storm, the absence of heavy rainfall and strong winds ensured the safety of the salt and the salt fields. Additionally, the sunny weather following the cyclone on Monday provided favorable conditions for salt production to resume in the fields.
The deputy general manager of BSIC’s Cox’s Bazar salt project, revealed that the highest amount of salt in the past 62 years has been produced. A staggering 22 lakh 35 thousand metric tons of salt have been harvested on 66 thousand acres of land. This production figure sets a new record since 1961 for the salt industry under the supervision of B.C. He further emphasized that despite the target being set at 23 lakh 85 metric tons of salt production in the country, there will be no need for imports this time. While concerns initially existed about potential damage to the salt fields and the salt produced during the cyclone, no actual harm occurred due to the absence of heavy rainfall and strong winds.