Bharath Salt Refineries Ltd. incorporated in the year 1990 was originally engaged in the trading of salt. The company was allotted 8,500 acres of land under lease at Jakhau, Gujarat during 1996-97 where it undertook development in a phased manner. During the first phase, 2,500 acres of land was developed and production of salt commenced in the year 2000
An area of 6,500 acres was allotted at Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh for salt development. Production started in 2004. Today Bharath Salt has an annual production of around 0.5 million tons.