20% paddy straw as gas: Brick-kiln homeowners query govt’s functionality

20% paddy straw as gas: Brick-kiln homeowners query govt’s functionality



Tribune Information Service

Neeraj Bagga

Amritsar, November 14

Brick kiln homeowners have raised questions on the six-month deadline (until Might 1, 2023) given to them to adjust to directions to make use of 20 per cent straw as gas. They expressed their apprehension on the potential of the federal government to offer satisfactory provide of stubble pellets to 2,700 kilns in state.

Mukesh Nanda of Brick-Kiln Affiliation of Punjab mentioned the state would require over 400 items to show the stubble in pellet type to feed to kilns by Might 2023, when the regulation will come into power. Whereas, as of now, solely couple of such items have been obtainable, that too, in and round Ludhiana.

He mentioned second concern was of availability of stubble which stay within the discipline for couple of weeks yearly. Whereas the labour intensive trade capabilities solely between November to June yearly.

Kiln homeowners say authorities was solely dictating them phrases, however not giving any assist. Anil Aggarwal, one other brick kiln proprietor, mentioned coal costs have zoomed to Rs 24,000 per tonne. As an alternative of offering reduction to the trade, the federal government elevated the GST on the bricks from 5 per cent to 12 per cent, he mentioned.

Now, as per the rules of the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) he obtained his kiln fitted with induced excessive draft zig-zag expertise.

Kiln operators mentioned a lot of kilns shifted to zig-zag induced excessive draft expertise to adjust to the rules of the Central Air pollution Management Board. Every kiln needed to make investments practically Rs 50 lakh.





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