Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding large scale operation of illegal brick kilns in states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan, 07/02/2018
On Feb 7, 2018, the National Green Tribunal issued notices to Union environment ministry and the governments of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi over illegal operation of brick kilns in these four states. State pollution control board of each of the four states have been directed to inspect the brickfields and examine if they are complying with the environmental norms.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (E.P.C.A.) & Others dated 07/02/2018 regarding large scale operation of illegal brick kiln in different Districts of the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, NCT Delhi and Rajasthan with specific reference to the districts of Baghpat, Meerut, Hapur, Muzaffarnagar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Budana, Purkaji and Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, Gurugram and Palwal in Haryana and Bharatpur and Alwar in Rajasthan. It is further stated that these brick kilns have been operating without complying with the pollution norms causing immense air and water pollution and also without obtaining necessary clearances from the concerned statutory authorities. NGT directs the State Pollution Control Board of each of the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, NCT Delhi and Rajasthan to examine the allegations contained in Original Application and inspect all brick fields within the Districts.