Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by the brick kilns, Haryana, 30/07/2019

  • 30/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dinesh Chahal & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding pollution caused by the brick kilns in the State of Haryana dated 30/07/2019. The Director, Food, Civil supplies and Consumers Affairs allowed the brick kilns to be operated in non-NCR area without any study or the impact in the air quality and without safeguards is the grievance in the case.

NGT through its order of April 30, 2019 said "we are satisfied that in absence of any study in spite of orders of this Tribunal dated 21.02.2019, it will be hazardous to permit operation of the brick kilns in view of acknowledged adverse impact on the air quality. At the same time, we direct the State of Haryana and the CPCB to undertake study of air quality carrying capacity assessment and impact of operation of the conventional brick kilns using agri-residue at the earliest and furnish a report to this Tribunal."

The Court found the report furnished by the CPCB unsatisfactory. The CPCB has sought further time to file a proper report which would help the Tribunal to assess the information whether brick kilns can be allowed to operate using crop residue apart from the brick kilns operating by using zig zag technology.