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Soni constitutes flying squad to carry out checks at brick kilns smoke

Chandigarh, July 30 (UNI) Punjab Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni has constituted flying teams to mitigate the black smoke emanating from the chimneys of brick kilns as these teams will ensure the use of pollution control equipments in brick kilns.
In a meeting with the owners of brick kilns here on Monday, Mr Soni said that black smoke emanating of use of tyres or other substandard fuels, which make the environment poisonous.
In order to overcome this problem, The Environment department assigned this job to its Chief Engineers, under which the Flying Teams have been formed. These teams will regularly conduct the checking of the brick kilns.
The Minister also asked the owners to cooperate with the government and use ultra modern technology so that the environment of Punjab was not contaminated. He told the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) that action should be taken against those owners, who use tyres or other low-grade fuels.
During the meeting, the owners demanded a change in the time frame of running the kilns, on which Mr Soni assured to consider this demand sympathetically.
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