IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Swarup Jyoti Baishya
The physical set up and growing inhabitants of an area as well as the dynamic human decisions determine the pattern of land use. The Pattern of land use for different purposes in any area influences the local and anticipated future economy. The industrial land use pattern of a particular spatial unit of the earth’s surface is characterized by the positive and negative effects. The relationship between changing land use pattern and population growth is communicated by a number of socio-economic, cultural, political, industrial and other aspects. An effort towards better education, health & nutrition as well as better scientific and technological education will be a solid contribution to the appropriate use of land in a particular area. In the absence of the above said effort there will be a threat to sustainability. During the last few decades, most of the agricultural paddy fields have been used for the establishment of brick industries in the neighboring areas of urban centers due to high demand of building materials. The immediate outcomes of such type of transformation of land use can be summarized as threat to fertility of attached agricultural land, land and air pollution, sanitation, problem to child labours, change of demographic structure due to migrated labours and also other relevant socio-economic aspects. In this paper an attempt has been made to highlight the trend of decadal population growth and to highlight the present scenario of the land use pattern of the brick industries at the villages under Ganeshkuwari Gaon Panchayat measuring an area about 1518.95 hectares and population more than 7000 of Sipajhar C.D. Block, Darrang district, Assam. The present work tries to trace out the changing population scenario, land use pattern, brick industrial economy and relevant problems related to brick industrial growth. SOI topographical maps, secondary data, field data, GIS and field observations will be used to carry out this study.