ZIGZAG vs FCBTK
The clay brick manufacturing sector in India has been identified as a key contributor to air pollution. Since October 2015, the sector has been the target of several official notifications, orders and directives, all issued with the aim of making it environmentally less damaging. However, these regulatory interventions have not served their purpose. To add to it, a plethora of claims, counter-claims and assertions seems to have muddied the field and confused all stakeholders immensely.
To get to the heart of the matter and clear the picture, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a monitoring exercise and survey of brick kilns across northern India. This report summarises CSE’s findings and provides some recommendations.