Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1174-1177 April-June 2009

 

A STUDY OF LAND DEGRADATION DUE TO BRICK INDUSTRIES IN UJJAIN (INDIA)

 

Harish Vyas*1, Alka Vyas2 and Rizwana Khan3

1. Govt. Kalidas Girls College, Ujjain (INDIA)
2. S.S. in Microbiology, Vikram University, Ujjain (INDIA)
3. Mahakal Institute of Technology and Science, Ujjain (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 30, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Brick industries are unorganized small scale industries which are important for economic development of Ujjain. The life line of Ujjain is river Kshipra which is the source of water for brick industries and the banks of river Kshipra provide good quality of clay for brick production. As a result about 361 brick kilns are clustered around banks of river Kshipra. These brick kilns cause large scale environmental pollution and degradation of land. The present study shows the magnitude of land area degraded due to brick industries in Ujjain and discusses the future challenges for these industries.

 

Keywords : Brick industries, Clay, land degradation, Nutrient disorders.

 

 

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