Guidance Document_Brick Kilns in India

Air pollution is one of the major environmental issues in India. To address the air pollution problem in India, the Government of India through its Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched ‘National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in January 2019 as a national-level strategy to achieve the national level target of 20-30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024. Emissions from brick kilns are one of the significant sources of air pollution in many of the Indian cities. The National Clean Air Programme document has an action point on full enforcement of zig-zag brick technology in brick kilns. Subsequently, the "Guidance Document on Environmental Technologies for Brick Kilns in India”, showcases Indian and global best practices, viable solutions and key learnings through which the Indian brick kiln industry can upgrade their technologies to reduce air pollution from as well improve their efficiency.