Brick versus Mud Environment-friendly Houses

Ramesh Chandra Parida & Pranab Kumar Ghosh


To provide habitats to the ever-growing population, constructing more and more buildings has become essential, transforming the towns and even large parts of rural areas into heat-trapping concrete jungles. However, the scenario was quite different about half a century ago, when the villages were lined with beautiful houses with mud walls and thatched roofs made of straw. Even the sub-urban areas were no different. But now, like most natural features, those are also on the verge of extinction, pushing the environment a step forward towards deterioration, while buildings made of bricks and cement take their place. Such houses, which also need sand and steel, contribute immensely to environmental pollution, especially global warming and the resulting…read more on NOPR