In 1975, after the enactment of the Water (Principles of pollution) Act of 1974 on the preservation of the wholesomeness of water, the Punjab Pollution Control Board was established as the vide Punjab government Notice No. 6186-BR II (4) 75/24146 published 30.07.1975. The liability for the implementation of these regulations was subsequently assigned to the Punjab Pollution Control Board in the State of Punjab with the introduction of other environmental legislation.
The Parliament of India has passed the following laws in an attempt to have standardized legislation throughout the nation on wide environmental issues which threaten the safety and health of our individuals and our flora and fauna and also in an attempt to control environmental degradation:
· The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 as amended to date
· The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977
· The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as amended to date
The assignment of enforcement in Punjab State of the environment law has been assigned to the Punjab Pollution Control Board.
Board of Directors ' objectives:
1. Control of pollution at the origin with owing consideration for the technical and economic feasibility of both liquid and gaseous effluents.
2. Ensure that the untreated town sewage does not pollute internal streams.
3. Maximize wastewater reuse or recycling and trade effluent use and after appropriate treatment of the treated effluent on the ground for irrigation and industrial purposes.
4. Minimize demands for pollution control by carefully locating fresh sectors and relocating sectors where appropriate. Where needed.
5. The features are designed to manage water and air pollution effectively and to preserve and return water quality in multiple specified applications and air conditions.