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

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Need for Regulation

Informal Labour in Brick Kilns

This paper reports a study of two brick kiln operations in northern India. These kilns operate in a largely unregulated manner in the informal sector and remain outside the purview of workplace laws, with workers bound to contractors and owners by the system of advance payments. Several committees have made recommendations to improve working conditions, but few of these have been implemented.

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