Brick kilns are seen dotting the landscape of the Tansa River valley in the Wada sub district of
the Thane district of Maharashtra, around 70 km from Mumbai.This land of farmers is
gradually turning barren; farming gradually being substituted with brick making.This land of farmers is
gradually turning barren; farming gradually being substituted with brick making.
What was once
an additional income source is now substituting the life line of the Valley…. agriculture. A
cursory look indicates a major shift in the socio economy of the valley.
Vanashakti took up a
study aimed at understanding the burnt brick kilns industry, its extent, distribution and impact
on the ecosystems and landscape, the lives of the inhabitants of the valley, their agriculture and