Kutch is district in the state of Gujarat, and the largest district in India. The Rann of Kutch is famous for its salt flats which look like white landscapes after the shallow waters dry up each season before the monsoons.
Kutch is also famous for the Banni grasslands with their marshy wetlands, which, however, have degraded to a large extent due to habitat destruction in the recent past.
Water is a serious issue in Kutch. The district is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea in the South and West. The water is excessively saline, which is more than permissible limits of WHO (World Health Organisation). In most villages, the T.D.S. of water is more than 900mg/litre, which is supposed to be poor quality of water. In some villages, water is a serious issue with T.D.S. levels shooting up to 1900mg/litre. This water is unacceptable for drinking purposes.