Increase in river sand prices and huge demand for river sand, which hit the construction sector, have in turn affected the brick kiln manufacturers. Kiln manufactures have shut down their kilns due to this reason.
N Selvaraj, a brick kiln owner in Coimbatore district, has been in distress for the past three years. His annual revenue has fallen by 75% and in the past few months, the situation has worsened. He used to sell nearly 15 truckloads of bricks, with 3,000 bricks in each truck, every day. But now hardly two loads are sold in a week. Selvaraj is now in a fix as he has taken huge loans.
Nearly 30% of the brick kilns that dotted the Thadagam, Chinna Thadagam, Kanuvai and Veerapandipudur areas in Coimbatore have shut down their chambers.
The revenue from the business has come down by 50% and many of the chambers only run half time. The revenue for Coimbatore district has fallen from Rs 50 crore to Rs 20-25 crore in the past one year.
Dharmaraj, the secretary of the brick manufacturers association and owner of Ramya chamber bricks, said, “The first blow to the industry was when new building registrations were stopped last September. After that came demonetization. A spike in sand prices followed and now the GST is an issue. Even before all this, the real estate business was not doing well for the past three years due to land registration issues in added areas,” he said. He said many manufacturers have shut down their chambers and are waiting for a favourable time to start them.
Here is the news from Times of India.Murugesan, the owner of SMP bricks, said though he ran a small industry, he used to sell more than 10 loads of bricks every day. “Hardly one or two are sent these days. We are extremely stressed. If this continues, we will also have to shut down like the others,” he said.
As most of the brick manufacturers have shut down their manufacturing unit as we saw above, we are in need of a perfect alternative for this problem. Moreover, the sand price keeps increasing day by day. Here’s is another recent news published on August 16,2017.
The Madras High Court bench today granted an interim stay on mining sand in the Cauvery river till Tiruchirapalli.
On April 29, 2017, All sand quarries on the Cauvery and Coleroon rivers under the control of the Public Works Department (PWD), Tiruchi Region, were shut suddenly following a Madras High Court ruling on manual loading in seven of them.
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