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Crackdown on Hisar brick kiln operators flouting pollution norms


HISAR: Coming down exhausting on brick kiln operators violating air pollution norms, the Hisar police has registered cases against 17 operators within the district. Officials stated the operators have been found now not following a low air pollution method - zig-zag.

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Although the Haryana govt had given aid to the kiln house owners until July 31, NGT had stayed those orders. Hisar police spokesperson Harish Bhardwaj stated cases have been registered in quite a lot of police stations against 17 kiln house owners below the Haryana Control of Bricks Supply Order, 1972 at the grievance of assistant food, civil provides and client affairs officer, Hisar, Vinit Kumar.


Officials stated the entire kiln house owners were advised that once February 1 2019, they could run their kilns handiest after the usage of zig-zig or other tactics approved through Haryana Pollution Control Board, however the state had extended the cut-off date until July 31, 2019. Subsequently, the NGT stayed the federal government order.


He stated after this, all above kilns have been found the usage of outdated method. The show-cause notices have been issued to them however they didn't reply, he added.


Mohan Lal, state secretary of Lal Jhanda Bhatta Mazdoor Union stated that there are around 200 brick kilns in Hisar, out of which handiest 39 have followed Zig-Zag method. The Zig-Zag kiln is lately selling bricks at Rs 5700 in keeping with thousand, whilst the outdated kilns are selling bricks at Rs 4500 in keeping with thousand. If the outdated kiln closes, the bricks can't be supplied as in keeping with the demand in the market, because of which the bricks can succeed in 9 thousand rupees in keeping with thousand, he added. He stated that brick kiln house owners should be given some time otherwise the labors related to those industries can be unemployed.


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