Migrant labourers work at a Brick Kiln, in Bhaktapur, on Tuesday, January 4, 2021. Nepalese and Indian workers arrive during winter to work at various brick kilns in Kathmandu Valley.

Majority of the workers represent a high proportion of workers in the brick kilns: only 22% of total workers are originally from the same district as where the kiln is located; 32% of the workers come from other districts of Nepal, and 46% of the workers have migrated from India. Rolpa, Rautahat, Dang, Kailali and Sarlahi are the top 5 source-districts of Nepali brick kiln workers that supply nearly 46% of workers in different kilns across the country.

Images : Nishant S.Gurung