MAGURA: A mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Mashruba Ferdowsi, has demolished six illegal brick kilns in Sadar and Sreepur upazilas of the district.
Earlier, the brick kilns were fined and a case was filed. Then the court passed an order to demolish those, she said.The brick kilns were operating without clearance from the Department of Environment, she added.
A research report by the DoE and the World Bank published in March, 2019 on the sources of air pollution in Bangladesh identified three main sources – brick kilns, fumes of vehicles and dust from construction sites.
He said the government plans to stop burning bricks at kilns by 2025 and use block bricks to construct buildings under government projects.
Kiln owners have already been directed to produce 10 percent block bricks, the minister said, adding that it will be increased to 100 percent over time and the use of block bricks will gradually be made mandatory in private projects, too.