Image of Asia: Working at a brick kiln in Kashmir

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Posted: Sep 09, 2015 8:15 AM
Image of Asia: Working at a brick kiln in Kashmir

In this photo by Dar Yasin, laborers work at a brick kiln in the Budgham area of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Brick making is an unorganized industry, generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and is one of the largest employment-generating industries in India. The laborers usually work in hard conditions for 12 to 14 hours a day to reach a target of 1,000 to 1,200 bricks a day, earning between $100 and $140 a month.