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In a letter to brick kiln owners, the PPCB has said that the Punjab government is formulating a policy for the mandatory replacement of 20% coal with paddy straw-based pellets.

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How replacing coal with paddy straw in brick kilns can help address stubble burning menace

In a letter to brick kiln owners, the PPCB has said that the Punjab government is formulating a policy for the mandatory replacement of 20% coal with paddy straw-based pellets.











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A draft notification in this regard has already been issued by the state's Department of Science, Technology and Environment, and public comments invited. (Representational)The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) wants brick kiln owners in the state to replace at least 20% coal with the paddy-straw pellets for fuel requirements in the kilns.

The PPCB believes that this will help tackle the problem of stubble burning in the state.

The proposal

In a letter to brick kiln owners, the PPCB has said that the Punjab government is formulating a policy for the mandatory replacement of 20% coal with paddy straw-based pellets. This is based on a study conducted jointly by the Punjab State Council For Science and Technology (PSCST) and PPCB regarding the partial replacement of coal with paddy straw pellets with an aim to reduce air pollution while ensuring economic benefit for kiln owners. A draft notification in this regard has already been issued by the state’s Department of Science, Technology and Environment, and public comments invited.

The rationale

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/replacing-coal-paddy-straw-brick-kilns-help-address-stubble-burning-menace-8160262/


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