A Study On Health Problems Faced By Migrant Workers In Brick Kiln Of Erode District

  • Ms.D.Vidhya, Dr.K.Arulselvam


Migration is movement of people from one place to another seeking for better development for them both socially and economically. Brick is one of the most important building materials or Unit of construction in India. It is estimated that India has more than 100,000 brick kilns producing about 250 billion bricks annually, employing about 15 million workers and consuming about 35 million tons of coal annually. The methodology used for the study includes both primary and secondary data. The primary data was collected through interview with the labours working in Brick kilns of Erode district with sample size 100. Main objective of the study was to estimate the social background of the respondents and their health problems along with health seeking behavior. Most of the respondents were male, there were belonging to SC/ST community at high level, their religious background showed that majority were from Hindu religion. With age there is significant difference in the health problems faced by the respondents higher the age higher the level of health problems. The main health problems faced by the respondents are Injury, skin problems, dust problem, Illness, pain and food poison.