The Nagaland Pollution Control Board is a statutory body constituted on 19th February, 1991 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 pollution in the State of Nagaland.
Function & Activities
The primary activities, functions and responsibilities are based on as per provisions of the Acts and Rules, and the Board performs the following activities in Nagaland.
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 organize Mass Education Programmes.
6 Issue of Consent to Establish/ Operate 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 Environmental education to public, students and others, and publication of mass-education materials.
13 Advise the State Government regarding location of industries, etc.
14 Enforcement of the provisions of the aforesaid rules and monitoring thereof.
Constitution of the Board
The State Government nominates the members of Nagaland Pollution Control Board. The board originally constituted as per Section 4 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 on 19th February, 1991, was reconstituted in 2003.
The constitution of present Board is given below :
Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland, Forests & Environment
Secretary, Law & Justice Department
Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department
Chief Engineer, Public Works Department
Director, Health & Family Welfare
Director, Industries & Commerce
President, Naga Mothers Association
President, Nagaland Baptist Church Council
President, Kohima Chamber of Commerce
Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland
Mr. Athili Kathipri, Head of Department of Chemistry, Kohima Science College Member
The Nagaland Pollution Control Board has been empowered with the provisions of the following Acts & Rules
1 The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975
2 The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
3 The Environment (Protection Act), 1986
- The Environment Protection Rules, 1986 (2000)
- The Hazardous Waste (Managaement & Handling) Rules, 1989 and its Amendments
- The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and its Amendments
- The Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro-organism Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells Rules, 1989
- The Bio-medical Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 1988, and its Amendments
- The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000
- The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999 and its Amendments
- The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000
- The Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001
- Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules, 2000