Brick-kilns add to rising mercury in Kendrapara

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Une femme fabrique des briques à Jirania Inde © AFP PHOTO/BAPI ROY CHOUDHURY

KENDRAPARA: In flagrant violation of laid-down norms, 500 brick-kilns, including 60 modern chimney brick-kilns, are operating in this coastal district. Environmentalists said the brick-kilns have become a major cause of land degradation, rising temperature and air pollution.

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