Admin Directs Crackdown On Illegal Brick Kilns Of Budgam

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Calls them threat to environ, public health; seeks action from SDMs

Srinagar- The District Magistrate, Budgam on Tuesday directed all the Sub-Divisional Magistrates to act against the illegal establishment, construction and operation of brick kilns in their respective jurisdictions.

An order according to Kashmir News Observer reads that the Jammu and Kashmir Brick Kiln (Regulation), Act. 2010 and the Jammu and Kashmir Brick Kiln (Regulation) (Amendment), Act, 2016, envisage a proper procedure for establishing and operating the brick kilns.

The complaints are being received every now and then regarding the illegal establishment and operation of brick kilns in the jurisdiction of district Budgam. It added that these illegal brick kilns are a threat to the environment, health and flora and fauna of the area.

“Now, therefore, in view of the above, all Sub-Divisional Magistrates of District Budram. Assistant Commissioner (Revenue). Budgam and all Tehsildars of District Budgam are hereby authorized to take necessary action as per the norms in vogue including the aforementioned Acts against the illegal establishment/construction/operation of brick kilns in their respective jurisdictions. Further, it is impressed upon all stake-holders to strictly abide by the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Brick Kiln (Rerulation), Act. 2010. Any violation thereof shall be dealt with strictly under law,” the order reads.

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