Under section – 4 of the pollution, prevention and control Act 1974, the Board has a chairman, knowledge of Environmental protection nominated by the state government other 5 members are nominated by state government, 5 members from local authorities and other three members to represent the interest of agriculture, fishery or industry, other two person represent the companies, and a full time member secretary having knowledge of pollution control to be appointed by the state government.
Constitution of Central Pollution Control Board:
According to Act 1974 the prevention and control of pollution has full time Chairman, 5 members nominated by central govt., 5 members from State Board, Two person to represent companies owned, and fulltime member secretary.
Functions of State Pollution Control Board:
- To advice the central government prevention control of water pollution.
- Two advices the state government prevention control of water pollution.
- To execute a nationwide programme for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution, water pollution.
- To collection information relating to air/water pollution and to encourage investigating and researching relating to problems of state pollution.
- To plan a comprehensive programme for prevention, control of air/ water pollution.
- To inspect sewage, works plants for the treatment of sewage.
- To evolve economical and reliable method of treatment of sewage.
- For prevention, control, abatement of discharges of wastes into streams or wells.
Functions of the Central Pollution Control Board:
- To promote cleanliness and improve the quality of air/water in streams and wells and to prevent control or abate air pollution/water in the country.
- Advise the Central government for the improvement of the quality of air and prevention control of air/water pollution.
- Plans and execute a nationwide programme through mass media for the prevention, control or abatement of air/water pollution.
- Provide technical help and guidance to the state boards and encourage research work.
- Organize training personnel’s to engage in the programmes like prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.
- Lay down standards for the quality of air.
- Collect information in respect of matters relating to air pollution or water pollution.
- Organize through mass media a comprehensive programme for air/ water pollution.