About Us

The Punjab Pollution Control Board was constituted in the year 1975 vide Punjab Government Notification No. 6186-BR II (4) 75/24146 dated 30.07.1975, after the enactment of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 to preserve the wholesomeness of water. Subsequently, with the enactment of other environmental laws the responsibility to implement the provisions of such laws was also entrusted to the Punjab Pollution Control Board in the State of Punjab.

In order to have uniform laws, all over the country for broad environmental issues endangering the health & safety of our people as well as of our flora and fauna and also to check environmental degradation, the Parliament of India has enacted the following laws:

The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 as amended to date
The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977
The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as amended to date

The aforesaid laws have been adopted by the Govt. of Punjab to control environmental pollution in the State. The Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests, has also framed the following rules for the management of Hazardous Waste, Bio Medical Waste, Municipal Solid Waste, Recycled Plastic, Used Batteries, Control of Noise Pollution and Protection of Ozone Layer under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

The Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 as amended to date
The Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro Organisms Genetically Engineered Organisms Or Cells Rules, 1989
The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 as amended to date
The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
The Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998
The Recycled Plastics Manufacture, Sale & Usage Rules, 1998 as amended to date
The Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000
The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000
The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules, 2000
The Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001

Punjab Pollution Control Board has been entrusted the task of implementation of environmental laws in the State of Punjab.

Objective of Board

Strategy of Board

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