Claybricks in India

Claybricks in India is widely present in Indo Gangetic plains spreading from Punjab to West Bengal. It is a traditional industry tracing way back to older civilizations. Despite its ancient uses, the industry rarely use mechanizations and mostly use manual labours. They operate mostly use leased land on open space without electricity. Bricks are an important basic construction material which is required in all spheres of constructional activities and constitute about 13 percent of the total cost of building. It has been established that the use of clay bricks provide a superior and comfortable physical living environment than the use of other materials as far as residential construction is concerned. Despite all initiatives to introduce alternative walling materials like compressed earth
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