DELHI POLLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE
Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is an autonomous regulatory body came into existence w.e.f. 01.06.1991 after Notification Dated 15.03.1991 of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which delegated all its powers and functions to DPCC, under Section 4(4) of Water Act & Section 6 of Air Act. Accordingly, DPCC acts as a regulatory body in respect of NCT of Delhi for implementation of various Environmental / Pollution Control Laws enacted by the Parliament and notified by MOEF, Govt. of India. DPCC is headed by Chairman, DPCC [Secretary (Environment & Forest), Govt. of NCT of Delhi].
The main functions of Delhi Pollution Control Committee specified by Government of India as per the Water, Air and Noise Pollution Act are as follows:
- Issuance of the Consent Certificate to the Industries falling in conforming areas under Green and Orange Categories.
- Issuance of Authorization to the Hospitals, Clinics, Animal Clinics, Blood Banks etc.
- Advise the Delhi Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution and improvement of the quality of air
- Organize through mass media, a comprehensive mass awareness programme on the prevention, control or abatement of water and air pollution
- Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data relating to water and air pollution and the measures devised for their effective prevention, control or abatement.
- Prepare manuals, codes and guidelines relating to treatment and disposal of sewage and trade effluents as well as for stack gas cleaning devices, stacks and ducts
- Disseminate information in respect of matters relating to water and air pollution and their prevention and control
- Lay down standards for treatment of sewage and trade effluents and for emissions from automobiles, industrial plants, and any other polluting source
- Develop reliable and economically viable methods of treatment of sewage, trade effluent and air pollution control equipment
- Assess the quality of ambient water and air, and inspect wastewater treatment installations, air pollution control equipment, industrial plants or manufacturing process to evaluate their performance and to take steps for the prevention, control and abatement of air and water pollution.