ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Conditions of Brick Workers in South Indian Village

South Indian Village A Dharmalingam Brick workers in a Tamil village are so underpaid that it becomes difficult for them to reproduce even the labour expended. An increasing number of brick workers are taking to other areas of employment. The expanding brick industry also has had deleterious effects on the environment by felling trees for fuel the consequences of which are felt more by the poor than the rich The rich brick industrialists have distorted traditional social relations and widened the social distance between the 'haves' and the "have-nots'.

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