Processing and Finalisation of Consent Applications Under the Water Act

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One of the primary functions of the Board is to process and finalise consent applications received from various pollution potential industrial units under the Water and Air Acts.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 25 read with Section 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 every polluting agency has to obtain the consent of the Board for bringing into use an outlet for the discharge of sewage or trade effluent into a stream or on land.

The statistics concerning pertaining to action taken on consent applications under the Water Act, 1974 is as follow:
 

No. Particulars During The Year
2008 - 2009
During The Year
2009 - 2010
Cumulative
(Up to 31.3.2010)
1 Applications for consent on hand 843 952* 25778
2 Consent granted 517 585 18680
3 Consent rejected 208 195 5588
4 Files closed 00 00 408
5 Applications returned to applicant(s) 00 06 936
6 Applications under scrutiny 118 166 166
* This includes 834 applications received during the year 2009–10 and 118 applications pending from the previous year 2008-09.