Introduction

State Pollution Control Board, Assam is an autonomous statutory organization constituted on 2nd June, 1975 under the provision of section 4 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act 1974 with a view to protecting the environment and preventing and controlling the pollution of water and air in the State of Assam, occupying a prominent niche in progressive and industrial development of the country.


Function & Activities

The primary activities, functions and responsibilities are based on as per provisions of the Acts & Rules, and the Board has been performing following activities within the State of Assam :

1. Comprehensive programme on Water, Air, Land etc., Pollution Control and Execution thereon.
2. Advice and liaison with the State Government on any matter concerning environmental pollution.
3. Collection and dissemination of data and information on pollution and environmental problems and preparation of reports thereon.
4. Investigation and research relating to pollution and environmental problems.
5. Collaboration with the programmes of the Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, State Government, NGOs and other organizations relating to pollution control and environment and organise Mass Education Programmes.
6. Issue of N.O.C. and Consent to industries and other development projects.
7. Inspections of sewage, trade effluent sites, industries, various industrial, plants and Sewage Treatment Plants.
8. Monitoring of industrial/trade effluents, water bodies, air and soil, and laboratory analysis thereon.
9. Laying down or modification of effluent and emission standards.
10. To evolve economical and reliable methods of treatment of sewage and effluent.
11. To establish or to recognize laboratories for performing functions under the Acts and Rules.
12. Assessment and collection of water cess.
13 Environmental education to public, students and others, and publication of mass-education materials.
14. Advise the State Government regarding location of industries, etc.
15. Enforcement of the provisions of the aforesaid rules and monitoring thereof.

C
onstitution of the Board

The State Government nominates the members of Pollution Control Board, Assam. The board originally constituted as per Section 4 of the Water (prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 on 2nd June, 1975, was reconstituted during 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005 and 2008.

The constitution of present Board is given below ::

Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Environment & Forests Department, Dispur or his nominee
Dr. R. M. Dubey. Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Assam
The Chief Conservator of Forests wildlife
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Finance Department
Shri H. K. Choudhury. WWT.
Chief Public Health Engineer or Addl. Chief Public Health Engineer, Assam.
 
Director of Industires/ Addl. Director of Industires of Assam
Director, Urban Development Department, Government of Assam

Managing Director, Assam Petrochemicals Ltd.

Public Analyst to the Govt. of Assam, State Public Health Laboratory, Bamunimaidam, Guwahati-21.
Dr. Dulal Goswami (Retd.) Head of Environmental Science, Guwahati University.
Dr. A. K Baruah (Retd.), Director, ASTEC
Dr. Anowaruddin Choudhuery,
Assam Science Society (President or his representative)
Sri Abhijit Baruah, Ex-Chairman, CII, NE Chapter.
Shri Mozibur Rahman, Ex-Lecturer, Nagaon College
Shri K. S. Chakraborty, Member Secretary
Pollution Control Board, Assam
 
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