March 24, 2015
West Bengal Government to regulate brick kilns in the State
The West Bengal Government has decided to bring the brick kilns under strict regulation. In a high level meeting held at Nabanna it was decided these kilns should be made at a safe distance from railway tracks and roads.
Keeping in line with environmental issues, trees have to be planted around brick kilns, and to build new kilns clearance has to be taken from agriculture, irrigation and environmental ministries of the State. The regulation is being adopted to also put a check on soil and river bank erosion.
The Government has also decided to guide the farmers around brick kilns with the kind of crops which will grow best in their areas. Restrictions of unauthorised brick kilns is the first step towards implementation of these regulations.