Published: Friday 30 November 2001

the Uttar Pradesh government has implemented the five-year-old Supreme Court (sc) directive to close down all brick kilns within 20 kilometre radius around the Taj Mahal.

Orders have been issued for dismantling of the chimneys of these brick kilns, informed the counsel for the state government, Ajay Agarwal. On May 10,1996, the sc had ordered closure of brick kilns by August 15,1996. But only after five years did the Uttar Pradesh government file the compliance report to the sc.

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