HC directs relocation of brick kilns in Budgam to clear airport runway

HC directs relocation of brick kilns in Budgam to clear airport runway

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed that brick kilns coming in the line of airport runway may operate till November 1 and close down thereafter due to its impact on the air quality that leads to cancellation of flights. The state counsel informed the court that already notices have been issued […]

51 brick kilns around Srinagar Airport asked to close down

BUDGAM: In adhering the court direction regarding relocation of brick kilns around Srinagar Airport to improve visibility, Deputy Commissioner Budgam in exercise of the powers vested under him in terms of Section 26 of J&K Brick Kiln (Regulation) Act 2010 has ordered the closure of 51 brick kilns – 34 from them are in Tehsil […]

34 bonded labors released from Budgam kilns since 2012

34 bonded labors released from Budgam kilns since 2012

BUDGAM: The District Magistrate Budgam Tuesday informed that 34 bonded laborers at a brick kilns located at village Ichigam Budgam since 2012 were released and returned to their homes. Speaking on this occasion, the District Magistrate said that directions and instructions envisaged in the NHRC and Apex Court directions and guidelines would be followed in […]

Brazen Illegality

Brazen Illegality

The one major feature of Brick manufacturing in Budgam district is that of blatant flouting of statutory requirements. Almost ally all brick kilns operating in the district are illegal-each one having failed to renew their licences from the district authorities. It may be noted that Budgam has the highest concentration of brick kilns in the […]

Illegality rampant across Budgam brick kilns; health concerns grow

Illegality rampant across Budgam brick kilns; health concerns grow

Budgam: Brick manufacture in Budgam district is awash with a blatant flouting of statutory requirements as nearly all brick kilns operating in the district are illegal, each one having failed to renew their licences from the district authorities. Budgam has the highest concentration of brick kilns in the Valley, accounting for 230 such units. All […]

Brick kilns threaten life and agriculture in Budgam

Brick kilns threaten life and agriculture in Budgam

SAJAD BHAT BUDGAM: The numerous brick kilns in Budgam are posing a serious danger to life and health of people and the environment. Experts say that the large number of brick kilns is devastating the agriculture and wrecking the health of people living in the vicinity of these establishments. According to figures provided by the […]