A human chain of brick workers build their kiln two bricks at a time. These are the men and women building the new India; for every thousand bricks, they earn a bit less than $5.50 USD. A family, with five adult laborers, pockets on average a little more than $2 a day. This is the life behind the great Indian construction boom, propelled by an economy still growing at 9 percent a year. The lure of steady work is drawing more and more migrants who come to brickyards around the country because they can no longer sustain themselves by farming.
MORBI; GUJARAT; INDIA; MAY 8, 2007 
Published: The New York Times; June 3, 2007; Page A1 "In a New India, an Old Industry Buoys Peasants" (image by J. Adam Huggins)
A human chain of brick workers build their kiln two bricks at a time. These are the men and women building the new India; for every thousand bricks, they earn a bit less than $5.50 USD. A family, with five adult laborers, pockets on average a little more than $2 a day. This is the life behind the great Indian construction boom, propelled by an economy still growing at 9 percent a year. The lure of steady work is drawing more and more migrants who come to brickyards around the country because they can no longer sustain themselves by farming. MORBI; GUJARAT; INDIA; MAY 8, 2007 Published: The New York Times; June 3, 2007; Page A1 "In a New India, an Old Industry Buoys Peasants"
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