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Bengal Govt to arrange for more women to become self-reliant through fly ash brick kilns

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Kolkata | Monday, Sep 11 2017 IST
 
The West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development Department has decided to set up more kilns to produce bricks from fly ash. The units are non-polluting and require less space than the traditional kilns. Also, the bricks have been tested by IIT Kharagpur and National Test House, and have been found to be stronger than traditional bricks. New brick kilns are coming up at Andal in Paschim Bardhaman district, at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district, at Bakreshwar in Birbhum district and at three places in Nadia district. Kilns to manufacture bricks made from fly ash were first set up two years ago. There are already 10 such brick kilns in the state. All these brick kilns are being run by Self-Help Groups managed by women. They have been set up under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and have helped women to become economically self-reliant. The production cost of each fly ash brick is Rs 2 and are sold at Rs 4 per brick, whereas bricks available in the market are priced anything between Rs 8 to Rs 12 per piece. The bricks made out of fly ash are being used in various constructions carried out by the Panchayats and Rural Development department, in the construction of pavements and in buildings.UNI SJC KK

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