CONTEMPLATING UNREGULATED GROWTH OF BRICK KILN: A CASE STUDY OF DUDHNOI ZONESamar Medhi and Linso Timungpi
In todayâs time every nooks and corners of the world are racing to achieve the goal of development. Virtually, more often than not the bar of development is measured by structures complimented by concrete buildings. In one such corner of the world exists a quaint locale called Dudhnoi in Assam state of North East India. With a population of 14,931 (2011 Census of India), Dudhnoi revenue circle as headquarter cater to all their needs. This budding settlement area has prompted development which led to the growth of brick manufacturing industry in Dudhnoi and its outskirts. This paper seeks to highlight the socio-economic importance and problems of these industries to the dependent population within the Dudhnoi zone. It also tries to pinnacle the environmental problems due to increasing number of brick kiln (brick manufacturing plants, âeent bhattaâ in Hindi language) with necessary suggestions for sustainability.