An Analysis of Production Pattern of Brick Manufacturing Firms in India: A Regional Study on Selected Brick Kiln Firms
The rising demand for residential, commercial, industrial, and public buildings as well as other physical infrastructure owing to rapid urbanization, population growth and at the same time growth in India’s economy has resulted increased demand for building materials like solid fired clay bricks with other materials. The present study is confined to analyse the production pattern of selected brick manufacturing units at the said Shyampur area. An open ended interview-schedule was designed to collect primary data. 7 top class brick fields in Shyampur area under Uluberia subdivision, situated at lower basin of Indo-gangetic plains, Howrah, West Bengal state of India, are randomly selected to collect primary data and the representatives of researcher visited each brick field to talk informally with brick field managers and ground level workers for collecting information regarding production pattern of brick units. The analysis of production pattern suggests that each of the brick manufacturing units has an increasing level of production due to growing demand from customers probably owing to rapid urbanization resulting infrastructural as well as housing development. Price of brick is gradually increasing over years due to inflationary pressure mounted upon coal price, labour price, carrying cost of raw materials etc.The result also suggests that brick manufacturing units under brick industry have huge potential for creating employment opportunity in this locality in particular. This study may encourage some of enthusiastic unemployed fellow of the locality with sufficient capital base to enter into this business because Shyampur area is near confluence of river Hooghly, Rupnarayan and Damodar with huge clay resources congenial for high quality brick manufacturing and river based transportation system having low carrying cost.
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