A report on migrant labour in the brick kilns industry at Quthbullapur Mandal, Rangareddy-District
Ramesh Jadi, Srinivas Durgam
In Quthubllpur Mandal there are 97 Brick Kiln industries. In these above 65 are located at Dundigal and Nagloor and in gagillpur 32 are located. Most of kiln owners are from costal Districts of Andhra. Each owner having brick kiln 3 to 10 acres land. All these are continuing in this field form nearly 10 to 18 years. Andhra owners are come from Nellore, Krishna and West and East Godawari Districts. All these owners have kinship these are have agriculture lands, but the cause of drought and unemployment they business from their parents and grand Parents. Making of bricks duration is six-months that from Nove – Dec to May – June. Remaining six months they are in transactions. Most of the owners stying at Balanagar. Every owner having a muncshi his duties are to supervise the labour in process of bricks making munshi’s role is key role. Most of the owners having their own transports (Lorries and tractors). Every year this business turn over in crores. Major part of busiess going onfrom Dundigal and Nagaoor. In ricks making main nedislabour, in Dundigal and Nagloor above 15 thousands labourers are working there. Owner has much support from political parties and using influence.