Brick kilns asked to abide by set norms
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 7: Legislative Assembly Sub Committee on Environment today inspected various brick kilns in Jammu to get on spot feedback about their impact on environment.
Headed by MLA, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali, the Sub Committee directed the Brick Kilns Unit owners to improve the surrounding conditions by adhering to the prescribed environment protection norms strictly.
He directed the concerned to use clay for preparation of bricks from barren tracts to ensure minimum destruction to the agriculture land.
Legislators, Choudhary Sham Lal and Prof. Ghoru Ram Bhagat appreciated the working of the Pollution Control Board(PCB), however they directed the concerned that the height of the Chimney used in Brick Kilns Units should be as per the norms prescribed by the PCB. The Sub Committee called for use of pollution control devices in all Brick Kilns Units. The panel also stressed for proper checking of brick kiln units.
Earlier, the Sub Committee interacted with the Association of Brick Kilns and enquired the facilities being provided by various departments to them.
Later, the Panel convened a meeting of District Level Officers of various departments and took a detailed review of the impact of Brick Kilns on human lives and agriculture.
The Chairman of the Sub Committee directed the officers and engineers of the Irrigation and Public Health Engineering Departments to register all Brick Kilns Units who have not so far legalised their commercial and drinking water connections.
Ch Zulfkar also called for comprehensive policy for shifting of brick kiln units from productive agriculture land. He said it should be the joint effort of all, cutting across political ideologies, to ensure that all the viable development initiatives in the State go ahead with full vigour and without any hiccup but there should be zero tolerance on environment pollution.
The Panel asked the consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department to amend the rules and regulations with regard to brick kilns within shortest time, an official statement said.
Chief Wild Life Warden A. K. Singh, Director Agriculture Jammu, Ajay Khajuria, Commissioner JMC, K. L. Khagun, Chief Engineer PDD Jammu, Shahnaz Goni, Regional Director Environment and Remote Sensing Layaqat Ahmed Dar and other officers and engineers of various departments besides officers of Assembly Secretariat accompanied the sub-committee during their visit.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BUSINESS
- Adverse feedback can cost dealership to gas dealers
- Brick kilns asked to abide by set norms
- Plan review meeting held at Pulwama
- Samsung sells 500 handsets per minute
- Intense cold wave may damage vegetables: Experts
- JK Bank promotes 96 executive managers
- Employment fair held at Bandipora
- ‘Govt contemplating to introduce skill dev in labour class’
- Workshop On 6th Economic Census Begins
- Artisans seek release of subsidy amount
Move Aimed To ‘Arrest T&D Losses, Curb Power Theft’
Srinagar, Jan 7: After failing to bring down Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses in the State, the Power Development Department has decided to outsource distribution of electricity across Jammu More
- Srinagar City
Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Jan 7: Inhabitants of Bonpora Batamaloo here are facing immense inconvenience due to defunct drainage system and dilapidated roads. The aggrieved inhabitants said the lanes More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Jan 7: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed more deaths in traffic accidents than due to militancy in the last one decade, state Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said Monday. “Traffic More
- South Asia
REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI
Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan today lodged a protest over what it described as an "unprovoked Indian attack" on one of its military posts along the Line of Control, a claim which the Indian Army has rejected More
Beijing, Jan 7: China on Monday said it hopes India and Pakistan will hold talks and solve their differences in a calm and proper manner following a firing incident in Kashmir. As a neighbour and More
‘OPEN COURT ROAD FOR VEHICULAR MOVEMENT’
Baramulla, Jan 7: Residents of this north Kashmir town have urged the authorities to install traffic signals and road dividers to curb the frequent traffic jams in the area. "The need of the hour More