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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An Act to provide for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, for the establishment, with a view to carrying out the aforesaid purposes, of Boards, for conferring on and assigning to such Boards powers and functions relating thereto and for matters connected therewith. Archived from the original on 5 March
Air Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Act no. Follow SCJudgments. Login : Advocate Client. Short Title, Extent and commencement. Central Pollution Control Board. State Pollution control board constituted under section 4 of Act 6 of to be State Board under this Act. Constitution of State Board. Central board to exercise the powers and perform the functions of a State Board in the Union Territories. Terms and conditions of service of members. Vacation of seats by members.
Meetings of board. Constitution of committees. Temporary association of persons with board for particular purposes. Vacancy in board not to invalidate acts or proceeding. Member-Secretary and officers and others employees of state boards. Delegation of powers. Functions of central board. Functions of state board. Power to give directions. Power to declare air pollution control areas. Power to give instructions for ensuring standards for emission from automobiles.
Restrictions on use of certain industrial plants. Persons carrying on industry, etc. Power of board to make application to court for restraining persons. Furnishing of information to state board and other agencies in certain cases. Power of entry and inspection.
Power to obtain information. Power to take samples of air or emission and procedure to be followed. Reports of the result of analysis on samples taken under section State air laboratory.
Report of analysts. Contributions by Central Government. Fund of board. Borrowing powers of boards. Annual report. Accounts and audit. Failure to comply with the provisions of section 21 or section 22 or with the directions issued under section 31A.
Penalties for certain acts. Penalty for contravention of certain provisions of the act. Offences by companies. Offences by government departments. Protection of action taken in good faith. Cognizance of offences. Members, Officers and Employees of board to be pubic servants.
Reports and returns. Bar of jurisdiction. Power to state government to supersede state board. Special provision in the case of supersession of the central board or the state board constituted under the Water Prevention and control of Pollution Act, Dissolution of state boards constituted under the act.
Maintenance of register. Effect of other laws. Power of central government to make rule. Power of state government to make rules.
Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Critically analyse. The article explains that amending and updating the Air Act will help in the battle against pollution. One has to explain that Air pollution in India is not simply an environmental problem, but a major public health concern. It impacts all those breathing in the polluted air — children, the elderly, women and men alike.
[29th March, ] An Act to provide for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, for the establishment, with a view to carrying out the aforesaid purposes, of Boards, for conferring on and assigning to such Boards powers and functions relating thereto and for matters connected therewith. 1.
This article explores a brief history of the Air Prevention and Control of Air Pollution Act and the reason for its introduction. It explores the provisions for the setting up of Boards for pollution control and regulation, along with looking at some case studies regarding clean air.
It was established in under the Water Prevention and Control of pollution Act, It serves as a field formation and also provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, It Co-ordinates the activities of the State Pollution Control Boards by providing technical assistance and guidance and also resolves disputes among them. It is the apex organisation in country in the field of pollution control,  as a technical wing of MoEFCC. Prashant Gargava. The board conducts environmental assessments and research.
In light of recent alarming trends in air quality of India, I felt that it is a good idea to revisit one of the most important environmental legislation to have come into effect in India, and to see what the government had in mind when it came out with this Act. The Air Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, came soon after the the Water Act of , and sought to provide a rounded legislation for the major environmental aspects of the India. The Air Act has the primary aim of providing provisions to abate and control air pollution in the country, and sets up Boards in the centre and the state to carry out the necessary steps to achieve this aim.
It is also a comprehensive legislation with more than fifty sections. It makes provisions, interalia, for Central and State Boards, power to declare pollution control areas, restrictions on certain industrial units, authority of the Boards to limit emission of air pollutants, power of entry, inspection, taking samples and analysis, penalties, offences by companies and Government and cognizance of offences etc.. The Act specifically empowers State Government to designate air pollution areas and to prescribe the type of fuel to be used in these designated areas. According to this Act, no person can operate certain types of industries including the asbestos, cement, fertilizer and petroleum industries without consent of the State Board. The Board can predicate its consent upon the fulfillment of certain conditions. As in the Water Act, courts may hear complaints under the Act only at the instigation of, or with the sanction of, the State Board.
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