Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding the operation of brick kilns in Hisar district of Haryana, 03/02/2023

  • 03/02/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jitender Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2023.

The matter related to the operation of 138 brick kilns in violation of environmental norms in Hisar district of Haryana. The tribunal was of the view that the operation of brick kilns needs to be regulated and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Hisar need to take remedial action.

The court directed submission of a factual and action taken report by a joint committee comprising the Central Pollution Control Board, SPCB and the District Magistrate within a period of two months. The court said that the report must mention the compliance status of siting criteria, carrying capacity, compliance with directions on zig-zag technology, compliance with the standards including provisions for monitoring and type of fuel used.