Introduction

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

Chairman

Secretary, Law & Justice Department

Member

Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department

Member

Chief Engineer, Public Works Department

Member

Director, Health & Family Welfare

Member

Director, Industries & Commerce

Member

President, Naga Mothers Association

Member

President, Nagaland Baptist Church Council

Member

President, Kohima Chamber of Commerce

Member

Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland

Member

Mr. Athili Kathipri, Head of Department of Chemistry, Kohima Science College

Member

Mr. Rusovil John

Member Secretary

REVISED PROPOSAL UNDER BORDER  AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BADP)  FOR 2005-06 IN RESPECT OF NAGALAND.

Motto

        “Cleaner & Healthier Nagaland”

For More Information Contact

Nagaland Pollution Control Board

Signal Point, Dimapur -797 112

Phone: (03862) 245726

Telefax:(03862) 245727

E-mail: npcb2@yahoo.com

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