Lucknow: Clay Fired Brick Making Clusters
Lucknow, the 'City of Nawabs', has a cluster of about 230 brick kiln units located around the city. Almost all the units use fixed chimney type Bull’s Trench kilns (BTKs); about 10 brick kiln units are using zigzag technology for firing of green bricks. All the units are engaged in the production of clay fired solid bricks through a manual production process. The average production capacity of a typical BTK is about 27,000 bricks per day. The kilns operate for about 6 months in a year: January to June. Generally, five to six qualities of bricks are sold in the market - Class-1, Class-2, Class-3, Tamda, Kali Peti, and Tukda.
Clay fired solid bricks
Number of Brick Kilns
Total energy consumption (toe)
Leading industry association(s)
- Lucknow Brick Kiln Association
- MSME Development Institute (MSME-DI), Kanpur http://msmedikanpur.gov.in/views/default.asp