Rajasthan: Clay Fired Brick Making Clusters
The state of Rajasthan is among the leading brick producing states in India. Some of the major brick producing clusters in the state include Ganganagar, Jaipur, Sri Madhopur and Hanumangar. A majority of brick kiln units use manual process for green brick moulding; however, a few units have started using extruders for the same. The main brick firing technology use in the state is Bull’s trench kiln (BTK). The major product of brick kiln is solid bricks. The usual brick making season is December to June.
Number of Brick Kilns
Total energy consumption (toe)
0.74 million toe (annual)
Leading industry association(s)
- Rajasthan Brick Kiln Owners Association
- All India Brick and Tiles Manufacturers Federation (AIBTMF), New Delhi
Energy efficiency initiatives
- TERI-SDC partnership http://www.cosmile.org/
Source: TERI's interventions in brick sector under projects supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Department for International Development (DFID); Discussions with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh.