Protection of Environment

About Board
Functions & PrioritiesFunctions & Priorities
In accordance with the provisions of the above Acts and Rules the Board is carrying out following activities.
  • Promotion of cleanliness of wells and streams in different areas of the State.
  • Issuing directives for pollution control measures to the polluting units.
  • Prevention, control and abatement of air pollution in the State and improvement in the ambient air quality.
  • Advising the State Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution.
  • Approving judicious location of new industries from pollution control point of view.
  • Promotion of re-use and re-cycle of sewage and trade effluent on land for irrigation.
  • Carrying out monitoring of rivers of the State.
  • Carrying out monitoring of the major cities of the State.
  • Collection and compilation of technical and statistical data relating to water and air pollution.
  • Laying down standards for the discharge of liquid effluent and gaseous emission.
  • Developing methods of treatment of effluent and air pollution control equipment.
  • Identification of site for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Organising training programmes, seminars and workshops regarding pollution control.
  • Creating awareness in the public regarding environmental pollution control.
The area and activities deserving priority are as under:
  • Identification of locations in the State having severe pollution problems and minimising pollution in these areas with the help of suitable treatment of effluent and /or disposal of the effluent at a safe location through concerned agencies / authorities.
  • Identification and development of sites for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Identification of major air polluting agencies and enforcement of provisions of the Air Act for the control of air emissions.
  • Proper selection of the sites for new industrial projects.
  • Common facilities for the collection, treatment and disposal of the effluent in the industrial estates.
  • Identification, development and adoption of clean production technologies.
  • Minimising discharge of effluent into streams and water bodies and promotion of re-cycling and re-use of treated effluent on land for irrigation and development of green belts.
  • India Gov
  • GCPC gujarat
  • Vibrant Gujarat 2015 - The Global Business Hub
  • State Environment Impact Assesment Authority
  • Minister of Envirnment and Forests
  • Central Pollution Control Board