This study focused on the living and work conditions of brick kiln workers, the nature of the contractual relationships between workers, middlemen, managers and employers/owners and the implications of mechanization and new technologies for workers in the industry. The assessment also includes a review of available reports, and a list of active stakeholders representing the government and civil society organizations
The research underlined the need for more support and facilitation from government to the vulnerable workers in addition to effective implementation of the government’s existing laws. SDPI also recommends issuance of national identity cards, adult literacy and vocational training, better work conditions related to remuneration, timings and shelter, and easy access to health facilities. On top of this, SDPI suggests adoption of fuel efficient technologies, and highlights the need for tripartite dialogue and transfer of technology under two-way benefit arrangements where workers could be at the centre.