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Getting tough on air pollution


A more long term solution would be to do away with traditional bricks

The air quality in Bangladesh, particularly the capital, is among the worst in the world — and one of the main culprits behind our air pollution is the numerous brick kilns that dot the outskirts of Dhaka. Which is why the High Court’s recent order to rein in these kilns is timely and necessary, though the exact period of time given to these factories to be shut down shows that a more strategic approach could have helped. With more than 20 of these brick kilns, most of which are illegal, already having been shut down, it is good to see that the drive is off to a successful start at least. The amount of pollution that these factories cause as a byproduct of their outdated manufacturing process causes absolute havoc to public health, and it is regrettable that it took the administration this long to realize just how harmful they can be.

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