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Analysis Study Research Paper | Agriculture | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Assessing and Monitoring Spatial Distribution of Brick Kilns in a Part of North India, using Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques
Ranjeet Singh Verma | Manisha Mishra | Amit Kumar Singh  | M. S. Yadav Alok Mathur
Abstract: The quarrying of soil for brick making has negative impacts on land capability, on soil & water management, on land use pattern and thus it plays a negative role in agricultural productivity. The last few decades have experienced a continuous reduction in good quality land due to urbanization and modernization complemented by brick kilns as each one of them consumes a big chunk of fertile land. Soil quarrying activities by the brick kilns cause serious damage to agricultural land. In absence of accurate spatial data sets on brick kilns it is not possible to assess the extent of land degradation. In the present study high resolution satellite imagery from Google Earth and Sentinel - 2 were utilized. It was found that there were 81 more brick kilns in 2020 compared to 2003 while the number of villages with brick kilns increased by 36 only in the same period. The study also revealed 24 abandoned brick kilns in 2020 and 110.8 % increase in area under brick kilns during the period of study.
Keywords: Brick kiln, Land Degradation, Remote Sensing, GIS
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 1326 - 1330