Prevention And Control Of Pollution

The Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is a statutory body constituted by theGovernment of Manipur under the provisions of Section 4 of the Water (Prevention andControl of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 5 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The aim of MPCB is to ensure that the people breathe clean air, drink safe water and live in a healthy environment. In order to meet the objectives, MPCB has to address environmental issues in the state associated with urbanization and industrialisation that has potential to pollute water bodies, deteriorate air quality, cause unpleasant and noisy surroundings, etc.

Duties of MPCB:

MPCB is concerned with the enforcement of the relevant provisions of the following Acts and Rules:

  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
  • The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000
  • The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans boundary Movement) Rules, 2016
  • The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • The Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • The E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016
  • The Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016

The above Acts and Rules, amended from time to time is the prescribed mandatory functions and duties of the State Board. In addition, MPCB is mandated to carry out duties entrusted by the State Government, the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), GoI, New Delhi and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi from time to time.

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