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Brick kiln in Budgam village triggers outrage, admin registers FIR

Another local from Abaadpora Sholiepora said that the establishment of the brick kiln in the area will turn the fertile agricultural land barren.

Post by on Monday, March 8, 2021

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Budgam, Mar 8: The inhabitants of Abaadpora Sholiepora, Mulshul Beerwah and Siahuma Beerwah areas of Budgam district on Monday expressed strong resentment against the setting up of a brick kiln in their village.

A local resident, Javid Ahmad told Rising Kashmir that the government had passed an order in 2017 banning the construction of new brick kilns. “But unfortunately, the ban has not been enforced on the ground.”

Another local from Abaadpora Sholiepora said that the establishment of the brick kiln in the area will turn the fertile agricultural land barren.

The locals added that they own orchards and paddy fields around the spot and that the kiln would leave a disastrous impact on the animal, plant, and human life of the area.

“Due to the high number of brick kilns in the area, the pollution levels are already high in our area. The deadly smoke emitted from the kilns has drastically affected the trees and other plantations in our area,” another local said.

He also said that due to the presence of brick kilns, the roads in the area were also getting damaged because of the constant movement of trucks ferrying bricks from these kilns. 

There are more than 300 brick kilns in Kashmir, and nearly 240 kilns operate in Budgam.

Meanwhile, Tehsildar Budgam Nusrat said that they have registered an FIR against one person for “trying to establish the brick kiln without any proper permission.” She added that she had also visited the spot.

Tehsildar Beerwah Peer Zahid Ahmad also assured that action would be taken against the violators who try to set up brick kilns in Mulshul Beerwah and Siahuma areas. 

 

 

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