Functions & Priorities

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The function of the Board is to enforce is to provisions of the following Acts, Rules and Directives issued by the Authorities from time to time.
  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
  • The Environment Protection Act,1986, various relevant Rules notified thereof
  • The Hazardous and other Waste (Management and Trans boundary Movement) Rules,2016.
  • The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989
  • The Coastal Zone Regulation-Declaration Notification, 1991.
  • The Environmental Clearance [including EIA-Environment, Impact Assessment] for expansion/modernization of activity or new projects, Procedure Notification, 1994
  • The Environmental Public Hearing Rules, 1997.
  • The Bio-Medical Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
  • The Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous micro-organism.
  • Genetically Engineered Organism Cess, 1989.
  • The Plastic Waste (Management) Rules, 2016
  • Utilization of Fly Ash- Notification of Direction, 1989.
  • The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.
  • The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.
  • The Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules
  • The Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001.
  • The Environmental Audit Scheme, 1996.
  • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991.
  • The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
  • The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
  • The Construction and Demolition Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
  • The Environmental Audit Scheme-1996 with Modification on 2014.
  • The Public Liability insurance Act-1991

  In accordance with the provisions of the above Acts and Rules the Board is carrying out following activities.
  • Promotion of cleanliness of wells and streams in different areas of the State.
  • Issuing directives for pollution control measures to the polluting units.
  • Prevention, control and abatement of air pollution in the State and improvement in the ambient air quality.
  • Advising the State Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution.
  • Approving judicious location of new industries from pollution control point of view.
  • Promotion of re-use and re-cycle of sewage and trade effluent on land for irrigation.
  • Carrying out monitoring of rivers of the State.
  • Carrying out monitoring of the major cities of the State.
  • Collection and compilation of technical and statistical data relating to water and air pollution.
  • Laying down standards for the discharge of liquid effluent and gaseous emission.
  • Developing methods of treatment of effluent and air pollution control equipment.
  • Identification of site for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Organising training programmes, seminars and workshops regarding pollution control.
  • Creating awareness in the public regarding environmental pollution control.

The area and activities deserving priority are as under:

  • Identification of locations in the State having severe pollution problems and minimising pollution in these areas with the help of suitable        treatment   of effluent and /or disposal of the effluent at a safe location through concerned agencies / authorities.
  • Identification and development of sites for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Identification of major air polluting agencies and enforcement of provisions of the Air Act for the control of air emissions.
  • Proper selection of the sites for new industrial projects.
  • Common facilities for the collection, treatment and disposal of the effluent in the industrial estates.
  • Identification, development and adoption of clean production technologies.
  • Minimising discharge of effluent into streams and water bodies and promotion of re-cycling and re-use of treated effluent on land for irrigation and  development of green belts.