Air pollution Act function
October 19, 2017
Air quality Standards
October 20, 2017

Air pollution Act

  • Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data regarding environmental pollutants and workout various activities for prevention, control and abatement of pollutants.
  • Prepare manuals, codes and guidelines regarding treatment and disposal of sewage.
  • Lay down standards for quality of air or water in consultation with the respective state government.
  • Set up research laboratories.
  • The CPCB is empowered to issue consent to industry, local bodies and other authority for violation of rules regarding general emission, effluent standards, hazardous chemicals and waste, bio-medical waste, industrial solid waste, municipal solid waste under the Environment Protection Act 1986.


 Categories of the major polluting industries

  • Aluminium Smelter
  • Caustic Soda
  • Cement
  • Copper Smelter
  • Distilleries
  • Dyes & Dye Intermediates
  • Fertilizer
  • Integrated Iron & Steel
  • Tanneries
  • Pesticides
  • Petrochemicals
  • Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Oil Refineries
  • Sugar
  • Thermal Power Plants
  • Zinc Smelter



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