Brick Kiln Workers
Author : Kalahandi Organization for Agriculture and Rural Marketing Initiative (KARMI) | Published On: 2014
Kalahandi Organisation for Agriculture and Rural Marketing Initiative ( KARMI) has been implementing the Migration project in Golamunda and Rampur blocks of Kalahandi district of Odisha. The operational area of KARMI, Kalahandi is the most backward district in western Odisha. The area is infamous for its underdevelopment, poverty, drought and starvation deaths. About 80% of the total population depends upon agriculture as there is no alternative source of employment.
This has contributed to large scale migration to neighboring states of Gujarat, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Chatishgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Similarly, people also migrate to other districts of the state (intra-state migration) like Bargarh, Sambalpur, Balangir and Khurdha districts to work as daily wage labourers in different farms, industries, brick kilns, and as construction workers.