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  Metros   Kolkata  01 Oct 2019  Fate of brick unit hangs fire for 4 years

Fate of brick unit hangs fire for 4 years

THE ASIAN AGE. | RITWIK MUKHERJEE
Published : Oct 1, 2019, 1:47 am IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2019, 1:47 am IST

Significantly, Kalyani Bricks & Building Materials Ltd has obtained the go-ahead from West Bengal Pollution Control Board and other regulatory bodies.

It certainly does not go well with India’s much-hyped and much-proclaimed position in ‘ease of doing business index’. (Photo: PTI)
 It certainly does not go well with India’s much-hyped and much-proclaimed position in ‘ease of doing business index’. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: It certainly does not go well with India’s much-hyped and much-proclaimed position in ‘ease of doing business index’.

The fate of eastern India’s only ‘resource efficiency brick’ (REB) manufacturing unit at Kultali in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas has been hanging fire for last 4 years or so, thanks to absence of Coastal Zone Management Authority go-ahead.

And it’s not just this particular unit, but a number of large, medium, small commercial and residential ventures are being held back in the name of CRZ norms, affecting lives of more than 50 lakh people in more ways than one. Interestingly however, this particular unit is located 8 km off the coastal zone.

Significantly, Kalyani Bricks & Building Materials Ltd has obtained the go-ahead from West Bengal Pollution Control Board and other regulatory bodies.

Ajoy Banerjee, director, Kalyani Bricks & Building Materials Ltd, said that the whole thing is stuck up due to lack of a coastal map of the state, otherwise the location is way off the coastal regulatory zone. The vetted and approved map is yet to come.

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