The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) was constituted under the Punjab State Government on 3rd February in the year 1975 after the enactment of the Water Act, 1974 to preserve wholesome water to ensure the safety and health of people living in the State and to keep a check on environmental degradation. Then after the enactment of other environmental laws, the responsibility to implement them was also entrusted to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).
Punjab State Pollution Control Board is established as a regulatory authority for implementing the various pollution control laws in the state. Uniform environmental laws are adopted by the Punjab State Government that were enacted by the Central Government to control environmental pollution in the State.
The Punjab Government has adopted the following laws to control environmental pollution in its state. The Government of India under the Ministry of Environment & Forest has also framed Rules related management of Hazardous, bio-medical, municipal solid waste, recycled plastic, used batteries, noise pollution, and the Protection of the Ozone layer. All these rules are framed under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, of 1986.
Categories of Industries under Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Certificate
For ensuring that the business is formed in a manner that is in line with environmental protection, the classification is used. The standards will encourage industrial sectors to embrace cleaner technologies, which will ultimately lead to less pollution being produced. Another advantage of the new classification system is that it makes it easier for businesses to evaluate themselves since past assessments were subjective. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) classifies the industries into different colours that include:
- Red Category: Heavily Polluted
- Orange Category: Moderately Polluted
- Green Category: Less Polluted
- White Category: Almost not polluted and does not need a NOC
Objectives of PPCB- Punjab Pollution Control Board
- To control pollution at the source with regard to the techno-economic feasibility of liquid effluents and gaseous emissions.
- To ensure no pollution in the natural waters by the discharge of untreated sewage of the cities.
- To maximize reuse and recycling of sewage and trade effluents and use of treated effluent on lands for irrigation and for industrial purposes after the appropriate treatment.
- To minimize the pollution control requirements whenever necessary, by the judicious location of the recently established or relocated industries.
- By educating the business community and local government, raise awareness about environmental degradation.
- To improve the skills for controlling pollution through training, laboratory development, and bolstering of infrastructure and staff.
- To perform a function in the direction of effective control of water and air pollution and to maintain and restore the quality of water and air for most designated uses.
PPCB Punjab Pollution Control Board Compliance | Documents
The documents required for filing an application to Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Consent are the following:
- Aadhar Card and Pan card of Authorized person
- Certificate of Incorporation (CIN), in case of a Private Company
- PAN Card of the unit, in case of Partnership
- Authorization letter except in case of Proprietorship
- Proof of Ownership
- CA Letter for total project cost
- GST Certificate
- Rent Agreement
- Detailed Project Report
- Utility Bill
- Layout Plan/ Site Plan
- FSSAI Certificate, in case of food business
How to Apply for NOC from Punjab Pollution Control Board?
- Complete the Common Application to receive regulatory services.
- Dully completing the service form.
- A list of the supporting documents that are included with the application.
- Remit fees
- The final certificate can be downloaded from the Web.
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Functions of the Punjab Pollution Control Board(PPCB)
- To plan programs for abatement, prevention, and control of pollution and to secure the execution thereof
- To collect and disseminate all the information related to abatement, prevention, and control of pollution
- To inspect the sewage, trade effluent treatment, disposal facilities, and air pollution control system and to review plans, specifications, or any data relating to the treatment plants, disposal system, and air pollution control system in relation to the consent granted by it.
- To support and encourage developments in the field of control of pollution, waste recycling, waste reuse, etc.
- To guide and educate businesses about improving the environment by suggesting the appropriate pollution control techniques.
- To create public awareness in regard to the clean and healthy environment
- To attend to public complaints related to pollution in the state.