State pollution board asks authorities to seal illegal brick kilns

  • By TOI
  • | Sunday | 11th March, 2018

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has asked the administrations of Puri and Khurda districts to seal illegal brick kilns . On February 12, the pollution board had received complaints against 11 brick kilns flouting environment norms. The kilns also cause water pollution," Panigrahi said.On the day the kilns will be sealed, officials from the pollution board will accompany the district officials. "We have written to the collectors of both the districts and asked them to seal brick kilns. As many as 55 such illegal kilns were operating in both the districts without having obtained environment clearance (EC), the OSPCB said.

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