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Andaman & Nicobar Pollution Control Committee

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Andaman & Nicobar Administration

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About Andaman & Nicobar Pollution Control Committee

 

Pollution Control Committee was constituted under the provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 in the year 1992 and published in the Govt. of India Gazette Notification No. 33, dated 16-01-1992. The Committee re-constituted vide Govt. of India, Gazette Notification No. 107, dated 21-06-2004 and termed as Andaman and Nicobar Administration Pollution Control Committee.


The committee is setup to implement the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and rules made there under is now responsible for enforcing following Acts and Rules partly and fully:



The Pollution Control Committee has been playing a key role in controlling pollution by generating data, providing scientific information, rendering technical inputs, through activities for promoting awareness at different levels.

 

 

Functions:

 

  • Plan and organize the comprehensive programs for the prevention and control and abatement of water and air pollution.
  • To organize, encourage, conduct and participate in research activities on environmental issue and disseminate the information.
  • To implement the acts and rules bounds by the committee.
  • Disseminate the information in respect of matter the environmental pollutions.
  • To issue consent and authorization under Acts and Rules made there under.
  • Organise through mass media, awareness program on prevention, control or abatement of environmental pollutions.
  • Perform such other function as and when prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board

 

 

Activities:

 

Enforcement of Environment regulations particularly covered under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as amended from time to time and rules there under, is the primary responsibility of the committee. The Pollution Control Committee ensures implementation of provisions under these Acts and Rules by the following ways:


  • Issue of Consents for establish and operate to the industries and developmental projects.
  • Monitoring of Air, water, and Noise pollution.
  • Implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Implementation of Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  • Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  • Implementation of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.

 

 

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