Training Programme on Cleaner Brick Production

Building construction in India is estimated to grow at a rate of 6.6 per cent per year between 2005 and 2030. By 2020, India will require 21 billion square meters of cumulative built-up area (residential and commercial) and this will double in other ten years. At present, around 75 per cent of the total walling material market is dominated by fired clay bricks. Though there is need to focus on alternative walling materials but it goes unsaid that without cleaning the traditional brick manufacturing units producing the red bricks, it will not be possible to clean the walling material segment in the country. The central regulatory agency CPCB has taken a bold move to convert all the Fixed Chimney Bulls Trench Kilns (FCBTKs) which is responsible for producing 65 percent of the total 200 billion bricks in the country to a cleaner technology called Zig Zag kilns. There are around 40000 such units in the country. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recognises the herculean task ahead for the regulatory agencies, brick kiln enterpreneurs and relevant stakeholdes and is coming up with a training programme on ‘Cleaner brick production’. The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the technical knowhow of the new technology (zig zag) and the different other walling material options which can be considered as replacement. 

Course Highlights:

  • Overview of the brick manufacturing sector in the country;
  • Technical knowhow of the different walling materials which can be used as a substitute;
  • Cleaner brick manufacturing technologies available and their feasibility for adoption in Indian aspect;
  • Retrofitting of existing FCBTK to Zig Zag Kilns;
  • Inspection and monitoring procedure for a Zig Zag Kiln;
  • Class exercises and field visit in addition to lecture shall be the components of entire training programme to provide hands on experience. 

AAETI Signature Session: Inspection Procedure
Special session on inspection of converted kilns and verify whether they have converted properly or not will be included. Special focus on cleaner production of red bricks. 

Who can apply
Environmental Regulators, Pollution Control Board, Consultants, Researchers, Brick kiln Enterpreneurs, Revenue department, Department of Mines & Geology

Course Duration: December 11–14, 2018

 Time:  9:30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

Last date for applying: November 20, 2018

Course venue
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (a Centre for Science and Environment initiative), Nimli (near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan. 

Course fees
The course is not chargeable, however, interested applicants are required to fill up the participation form. Shortlisted participants will be informed through mail.

For other details,please contact:

Ishita Garg,
Senior Research Associate,
Environmental Governance Unit (Compliance Enforcement),
Centre for Science and Environment,41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Ph: 91-11-2995 5124 / 6110 (Ext. 251); Fax: 91-11-2995 5879
Mobile: +91 9899676011


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