What are the functions of pollution control Board

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.

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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:

  1. To advice the central government prevention control of water pollution.
  2. Two advices the state government prevention control of water pollution.
  3. To execute a nationwide programme for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution, water pollution.
  4. To collection information relating to air/water pollution and to encourage investigating and researching relating to problems of state pollution.
  5. To plan a comprehensive programme for prevention, control of air/ water pollution.
  6. To inspect sewage, works plants for the treatment of sewage.
  7. To evolve economical and reliable method of treatment of sewage.
  8. For prevention, control, abatement of discharges of wastes into streams or wells.

Functions of the Central Pollution Control Board:

  1. 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.
  2. Advise the Central government for the improvement of the quality of air and prevention control of air/water pollution.
  3. Plans and execute a nationwide programme through mass media for the prevention, control or abatement of air/water pollution.
  4. Provide technical help and guidance to the state boards and encourage research work.
  5. Organize training personnel’s to engage in the programmes like prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.
  6. Lay down standards for the quality of air.
  7. Collect information in respect of matters relating to air pollution or water pollution.
  8. Organize through mass media a comprehensive programme for air/ water pollution.
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