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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
UP Governments Initiative to Curb Pollution from Brick Kilns is Half Baked (CSE)
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has directed the brick kiln industry to change technology from natural draft to induced draft within 90 days. CSE says the technology is inadequate and will not lead to reduction in pollution. Worse, because of erratic power supply, kiln owners will have to run a diesel generator if they shift to induced draft kilns -- which will add to the pollution. A clear technological roadmap for the sector needs to be developed, including changing over to fly ash brick manufacturing.