Environmental laws, such as the Water (Prevention and Control Pollution) Act of 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981, have been passed in order to prevent and control water pollution, maintain or restore the wholesomeness of water, and prevent, control, and reduce air pollution. The goal outlined in the aforementioned Acts was fulfilled by the establishment of the Central and State Pollution Control Boards. The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board was established by the Chhattisgarh State Constitution.
With the aim of maintaining environmental conservation without obstructing any development imperatives, the State has developed its environmental policy within the fundamental framework of economic and social priorities. Its goals are:
- Enhancing environmental performance to give the State a competitive edge through social and intergenerational equity and ensuring sustainable development
- Enhancing citizens' quality of life.