Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding brick kilns operating in Sree Moolanagaran Parchayat, Kochi, Kerala causing pollution, 21/11/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of TVN Kutty Vs State of Kerala dated 21/11/2019 regarding brick kilns operating in Sree Moolanagaran Parchayat, Kochi, Kerala causing air pollution and affecting public health.
Report filed by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) states that the the distance of the brick kiln in question from the place of habitation was 200 meters and that the unit was not functioning at the time of inspection. The NGT directed the KSPCB to submit another report after seeing the functioning of the unit and also about the siting criteria and impact of working of the brick kiln on the air quality and the inhabitants.
Further, the KSPCB has been asked to take appropriate action in case of violation and furnish an action taken report along with the further report.