The National Green Tribunal has directed the Kerala State Pollution Control Board to file a report after seeing functioning of the brick kiln units and impact of its work on the air quality and the inhabitants nearby in Sree Moolanagaran Parchayat, Kochi.
A bench led by Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel while hearing a petition filed by one TVN Kutty, said "The KSPCB may take appropriate action in case of violation and furnish action taken report alongwith the further report before the next date by e-mail."
As per the petition, it is alleged that the brick kilns are being operating in Sree Moolanagaran Parchayat, Kochi, Kerala causing lot of air pollution, dangerous to public health. The tribunal called for a factual report from the authorities which in their compliance report stated that distance of the brick kiln in question from the residence of the petitioner was 380 meters and other residences 200 meters. The unit was not functioning at the time of inspection.
The bench has now posted the matter for further hearing January 27, 2020