Organisation

Tripura State Pollution Control Board ( TSPCB )

The Tripura State Pollution Control Board was set up by the Government of Tripura in the year 1988 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1981. Accordingly, Rules namely the Tripura State Pollution Control Board (Water Pollution Control ) Rules, 1989 and the Tripura State Pollution Control Board ( Air Pollution Control) Rules, 1989 have been framed under both the Acts.

 

Objective of The Board
  • To plan and secure comprehensive programme on Pollution Control.
  • To survey, collect and compile data base for the State's water, air, environment and to advise the State Government in classifying areas as Water and Air Pollution Control Areas.
  • To lay down, modify and annal standards in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board.
  • To perform other functions as laid down in the Acts.

Mandates of The Board

The Mandates of Tripura State Pollution Control Board are to implement the following Acts, Rules and Notifications framed thereunder.
(A) Acts :

* The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1975

* The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977

* The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

* The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

(B) Rules :

* The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975

* The Tripura State Pollution Control Board (Water Pollution Control) Rules, 1989

* The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Rules, 1978

* The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1982

* The Tripura State Pollution Control Board (Air Pollution) Rules, 1989

* The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986

(C) Notifications :

* The Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008

* The Bio Medical Wastes (Management & Handling ) Rules, 2000

* The Plastics Manufacture, Sale and Usage Rules, 1999

* The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000

* The Batteries(Management and Handling) Rules, 2001

* The Municipal Solid Waste(Management & Handling) Rules, 2000

* The Manufacture, Storage & Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989

* The Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006

Functions of Tripura State Pollution Control Board

Under The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

(a) to plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention, control or abatement of pollution of streams and wells in the State and to secure the execution thereof;

(b) to advise the State Government on any matter concerning thc prevention, control or abatement of water pollution;

(c) to collect and disseminate information relating to water pollution and the prevention. control or-abatement thereof;

(d) to encourage, conduct and participate in investigations and research relating to problems of water pollution and prevention, control or abatement of water pollution;

(e) to collaborate with the Central' Board in organizing the training of persons engaged or to be engaged in programmes relating to prevention, control or abatement of water pollution and to organize mass education programmes relating thereto;

(f) to inspect sewage or trade effluents, works and plants for the treatment of sewage and trade effluents and to review plans, specifications or other data relating to plants set up for the treatment of water, works for the purification thereof and the system for the disposal of sewage or trade effluents or in connection with the grant of any consent as required by this Act;

(g) lay down, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents and for the quality of receiving waters (not being water in an inter-State stream) resulting from the discharge of effluents and to classify waters of the State;

(h) to evolve economical and reliable methods of treatment of sewage and trade effluents, having regard to the peculiar conditions of soils, climate and water resources of different regions and more especially the prevailing flow characteristics of water in streams and wells which render it impossible to attain even the minimum degree of dilution;

(i) to evolve methods of utilization of sewage and suitable trade effluents in agriculture;

j) to evolve efficient methods of disposal of sewage and trade effluents on land, as are necessary on account of the predominant conditions of scant stream flows that do not provide for major pan of the year the minimum degree of dilution;

(k) to lay down standards of treatment of sewage and trade effluents to be discharged into any particular stream taking into account the minimum fair weather dilution available in that stream and the tolerance limits of pollution permissible in the water of the stream, after the discharge of such effluents;

(l) to lay down effluent standards to be complied with by persons while causing discharge of sewage or sullage or both and to lay down, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents;

(m) to advise the State Government with respect to the location of any industry the carrying on of which is likely to pollute a stream or well

(n) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed or as may, from time to time be entrusted to it by the Central Board or the State Government.


Under The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act,1981

(a) to plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution and to secure the execution thereof;

(b) to advise the State Government on any matter concerning the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution;

(c) to collect and disseminate information relating to air pollution:

(d) to collaborate with the Central Board in organising the training of persons engaged or to be engaged in programmes relating to pfevent10n, control or abatement of air pollution and to organise mass-education Programme relating thereto;

(e) to inspect, at all reasonable times, any control equipment, industrial plant or manufacturing process and to give, by order, such directions to such persons as it may consider necessary to take steps for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution;

(f) to inspect air pollution control areas at such intervals as it may think necessary, assess the quality of air therein and-take step for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution in such areas;

(g) to lay down, in consultation with the Central Board and' having regard to the standards for the quality of air laid down by the Central Board standards for emission of air pollutants into the atmosphere from industrial plants and automobiles or for the discharge of any air pollutant into the " atmosphere from any other source whatsoever not being a ship or an aircraft: Provided that different standards for emission may be laid down under this clause for different industrial plants having regard to the quantity and composition of emission of air pollutants into the atmosphere from such industrial plants;

(h) to advise the State Government with respect to the suitability of any premises or location for carrying on any industry which is likely to cause air pollution; (i) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed or as may, from time to time, be entrusted to it by the Central Board or the State Government;

VISION & MISSION OF TRIPURA STATE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD :

 

VISION:

 

The Vision of the Tripura State Pollution Control Board is to generate responsiveness of the people of the State where they appreciate the true value of the clean and pollution free natural environment, utilize its natural resources in a sustainable manner for national development, conserve its biological diversity for equitable sharing and flow benefits to the society with a view to have a healthy environment for the posterity.

 

MISSION:

 

The mission of the Board is to create an environment in the state where the people shall cease to pollute the natural resources, Conserve the biological diversity and utilize its natural resources sustainably through a strong governance framework. It is also the mission of the Board to improve the knowledge and understanding of the people of the state on importance and necessity of clean environment and foster community participation, ownership and support for making the State free from pollution of all forms.

 

Address For Communication

Prof. Basant Kumar Agarwala, Chairman

Contact : 0381-232 2462

Email: hoospcb-tr@gov.in / tripuraspcb@gmail.com


Smt. Aparajita Das, Tripura ENVIS Hub Coordinator

Contact : 9436469990 (Mobile)

Email: trp@envis.nic.in


Parivesh Bhawan, Pandit Nehru Complex, Gorkhabasti, PO : Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura-799006

Email: trp@envis.nic.in / hoospcb-tr@gov.in

Official Website : http://tspcb.tripura.gov.in/