Dhaka, March 13 -- Legal action has been taken against 458 illegal brick kilns till March 10 as part of the implementation of the Ministry's 100 working-day special action plan.

"Of these 458 brick kilns, 209 have been shut down," Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury disclosed this information on Tuesday at a meeting held at the Secretariat to review the progress of the 100-day priority action plan programme.

He said that the campaign against more polluting brick kilns would continue using brick kiln trackers based on IT and remote sensing technology to control air pollution in the country, including Dhaka city.

Due to the use of technology, the officials concerned will not have the opportunity to cho...