All brick kilns in Punjab have been transformed zig-zag know-how. The federal government achieved the goal of changing all 7896 conventional brick kilns in Punjab to the eco-friendly know-how in a file interval of simply six months. For Pakistan, the third largest brick-manufacturing nation in South Asia, it is a milestone within the struggle towards air air pollution and smog.
Conventional kilns referred to as the Mounted Chimney Bulls Trench Kiln (FCBTK) used to position bricks in a straight sample. The brand new kilns, nevertheless, place them in a zigzag method and have a way more environment friendly coal burning course of as they permit for air management. Consequently, the emitted smoke is white colored with considerably low air air pollution ranges in comparison with the black soot launched by conventional kilns.
The zigzag know-how reduces coal consumption by 20 p.c, carbon emissions by 40-60 p.c, produces extra A-grade bricks, and enhances brick manufacturing in line with the Worldwide Centre for Built-in Mountain Improvement (ICIMOD), a regional intergovernmental organisation working within the Hindu Kush Himalayas as a part of the UN’s Local weather and Clear Air Coalition (CCAC) initiative.
Efforts to shift to this know-how have been being made since 2017 however not each kiln proprietor had the means to make such a transition. In December 2020, the Punjab authorities began providing Rs.1 million in sponsored loans supplied the homeowners have been able to modernize. Conventional kilns weren’t allowed to function following Supreme Courtroom orders till they transformed to the zigzag methodology.
In a video message, Amin Aslam, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Local weather Change, shifting brick kilns to the zig-zag know-how may additionally mitigate the smog in Lahore.
Expressing his pleasure over the conversion of the brick kilns in Punjab to zig-zag know-how, he stated this might assist cut back emissions by sixty p.c while additionally cut back the operation price of brick kilns by thirty p.c. He additionally appealed the opposite provinces to introduce the zig-zag know-how of their areas to struggle the problem of smog.
The growing variability of monsoons and the impression of receding Himalayan glaciers on the Indus River system put Pakistan amongst international locations most susceptible to excessive occasions together with floods and droughts.
To deal with this problem, the federal government has undertaken a collection of initiatives together with the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami challenge that hopes to fulfill its goal of planting one billion bushes by the top of subsequent month. Different initiatives embrace shifting in the direction of electrical automobiles and renewable vitality. To attain the imaginative and prescient of Clear and Inexperienced Pakistan we nonetheless have an extended solution to go.