Punjab transfers all 7,986 brick kilns on zigzag technology
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There are total 7,986 brick kilns across the province and after transferring all of these on zigzag technology, it would be helpful to control the pollution issues especially the issue of smog in Punjab.
Pertinent to mention here that the zigzag technology is similar to FCBTK Technology and the major difference between them is just air flow path in zigzag style.
The zigzag technology is a continuous, cross draught, moving fire kiln in which air flows in a zigzag path due to the draught provided by a chimney.
It is worth mentioning here that the provincial government had already decided to grant soft loans to the brick kiln owners at just two percent service charges that would be returned in the next two years.
Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that smoke from the brick kilns was a cause of major air pollution issues in the province especially in the surroundings of Lahore.
“We have to close down these brick kilns during the four months of winter previously,” the chief minister said as smog covering Punjab cities during winter has remained an important cause of concern for the provincial authorities.
پنجاب خصوصاً لاہور کےگردونواح میں اینٹوں کے بھٹوں سے پیدا ہونےوالی Air Pollution ایک بہت بڑا مسئلہ تھی اور سردیوں کے 4 ماہ کےلیے بھٹے بند کرنے پڑتےتھے— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) May 2, 2021
ہماری ٹیم کی کوششوں سےپنجاب کےتمام 7,986 بھٹوں کو ZigZag ٹیکنالوجی پر منتقل کر دیاگیا ہے جس سے بھٹوں سےآلودگی میں 60٪ کمی ہوگی
The chief minister also shared a map, showing the presence of kilns on it that are converted to the new technology.
The smoke from the brick kilns previously has led to causing smog onwards from the month of November, leading to low visibility which resulted in scores of road mishaps, disturbance in flights and train schedules, etc.
He said in his message from Twitter handle that the effort would lead to 60 percent less carbon emission and 30 percent saving in costs.
Well done @GovtofPunjabPK @UsmanAKBuzdar and @PdmapunjabO for converting 100% of total 7896 #BrickKilns to #ZigZag technology in a record 6 months - 60% less carbon #emissions with 30% savings in costs - a win-win in the fight against #Smog and #AirPollution pic.twitter.com/RK8pMNwwLg— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) May 2, 2021
Reporter Qazafi Butt