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What are the Environment Authorities to check pollution in the country?

What are the Environment Authorities to check pollution in the country?

Environment Authorities are following – There are following Environmental Authorities have been constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986. These are –

  • The Central Ground Water Authority – Aqua Culture Authority
  • Dahanu Taluka Environment (Protection) Authority
  • Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority for National Capital Region of Delhi
  • Loss of Ecology (Prevention and Payment of Compensation) Authority for State of Tamil Nadu.
  • National Environment Appellate Authority,1997

Environmental law means the laws that regulate the impact of human activities on the environment. Environmental law covers a broad range of activities that affect air, water, land, flora or fauna. It includes laws that relate to: Protection of animals and plants.

The functions of Central Pollution Control Board are

  • Advise the Central Government on matters relating to pollution;
  • Coordinate the activities of the State Boards;
  • Provide Technical assistance to the State Boards, carry out and sponsor investigations and research relating to control of pollution;
  • Plan and organize training of personnel;
  • Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data, prepare manuals and code of conduct.
  • To lay down standards;
  • To plan nation wide programme for pollution control.

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