POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD

The Pollution Control Board has been established as a regulatory authority for implementing various pollution control laws. The board is committed to provide pollution free environment to the people of state. The Board has undertaken various studies of underground water, solid and air to take remedial steps to control pollution.

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) was constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu on 27th February, 1982 in pursuance of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (Central Act 6 of 1974). It enforces the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and the rules made under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Water and Air Consent:

As per section 25 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974, no person shall without the previous consent of the State Board,

  • Establish or take any steps to establish any industry, operation or process, or any treatment and disposal system or any extension or addition thereto, which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land; or
  • Bring into use any new or altered outlets for the discharge of sewage; or
  • Being to make any new discharge of sewage.

And, as per section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, no person shall without previous consent of the State Board, establish or operate any industrial plant in an air pollution control area.

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