Overview of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board has been vested with considerable responsibility under various environmental laws to prevent pollution. MPPCB aims at maintaining Water, air and soil in healthy and usable conditions for different purposes. It is an authority under the MP State Government to regulate and implement various environmental laws in the State and to keep a check on environmental degradation.
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is a statutory authority which was constituted on 3rd February 1975, initially under the Water Act and then later on 13th July 1982 under Air Act. The MPPCB was also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and the Environment Protection Act.
The MPPCB has been looking after the implementation of the following Acts/Rules:
The objective of the Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board
The followings are the objectives of the Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board:
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Consent and registration
The individual or business entity that is involved in activity resulting in the discharge of effluents and emissions is required to obtain prior consent from the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board under the Water and Air Act. It is obtained to ensure that the activities adhere to the rules and regulations implemented by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Non-adherence to such rules and regulations will compel the Board to initiate legal action.
For the consent, authorization or registration, the Board has categorized industries into three categories on pollution potential. The categorization is as follows:
- Red: High Pollution potential industries
- Orange: Moderate Pollution potential industries
- Green: Least Pollution potential industries
There are two types of consent as defined by the Board:
- Consent for Establishment
The consent for establishment is obtained before establishing any industry, operation or process.
- Consent for Operation
The consent for operation is obtained before the commission of industry and for the continuation of discharge of effluents and emissions.
Functions of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board
The following are the main functions of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board:
Documents for Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board consent
The documents required for filing an application to Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board are the following:
Procedure for Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Consent
The consent by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is as per the Water and Air Act is obtained by following these steps:
- Identification of Category and location
A new industry first has to identify the category (red, orange or green) under which it falls, as divided by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The authorities select a suitable location to minimize the adverse impact of pollution.
- Filing of Application
After selecting the appropriate and suitable location, the new industry applies for consent to the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board by submitting necessary documents with the requisite fee and fulfilling all the required conditions.
An officer of the Regional Office then inspects the application. Then he submits the inspection report to the Zonal office or the Head Office for further processing.
- Additional information
If required, additional information will be submitted to the Zonal Office or the Head Office for further processing. After submission of additional information, the application will be proposed before the committee for recommendation and examination.
- Issue of consent
The consent of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is issued within specified days.
Validity and renewal of the consent granted by MPPCB
The MPPCB consent for red and orange category industries will be issued for at least five years, and for green category industries, it is granted for at least ten years. After such time the consent needs to be renewed. The renewal of the consent is done by MPPCB only after ensuring that the conditions of such consent have been complied with and submission of annual periodical returns.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act
- Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act
- Environment Protection Act.
- Public Liability Insurance Act
- Madhya Pradesh Jai Anaashya Apashista (Niyantran) Act and Rule
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- Water Quality Standards
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- Noise Standards and Rules
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