Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding brick kilns in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 08/07/2022

  • 08/07/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jhammanlal Gautam Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/07/2022.

The matter related to brick kilns operating in Uttar Pradesh without EC/consent.

The NGT, July 8, 2022 expressed dissatisfaction with the report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, May 19, 2022. The SPCB had passed closure orders against 234 brick kilns in Aligarh operating without valid CTO, notices have been issued to 315 brick kilns for violation of the consent conditions and proceedings have been initiated for compensation against 60 brick kilns."Even after finding violation of consent conditions, the State PCB has not closed such units. It has merely issued notice," the bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Sudhir Agarwal noted. The NGT said that only those brick kilns be allowed to operate whose location is as per sitting norms, those who have requisite consents and compliance with terms of consent and compatible with the assimilative air quality of the area.