Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding brick kilns operating in Meerut, Shamli and Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, 16/01/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinit Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2020 regarding brick kilns operating in Meerut, Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts without valid consent and without converting to zig zag technology resulting in pollution.
Report were filed by the District Magistrates of Muzzafarnagar, Shamli and Meerut to the effect that compensation has been duly assessed and proceedings initiated for recovery. Having regard to large scale illegalities, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has been directed to conduct carrying capacity study of the area in terms of sustainability without affecting environment, determining the number of brick kilns which can be permitted in the light of such study. The UPPCB has also been asked to look into the directions on the subject of location of brick kilns in terms of distance from fly ash generating units.