The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is an autonomous regulatory body established on 1.06.1991, by the Delhi Government under the supervision of the Central Pollution Control Board. The Central Pollution Control Board has delegated all its powers and function relating to State Pollution Control Board to DPCC. As per Section 4 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution), 1974, and Section 6 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 the PCB is entrusted with the power and functions of the State pollution control board for all state and UTs. Likewise, following the guidelines through section 4(4) of the Water Act, 1984, and Section 6 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 Pollution Control Board can delegate its powers to the Body or Person as the Central Government may specify. DPCC is an organization with the main motto to create awareness about sustainable development by ensuring improvement in the “environment quality” of the National capital Region through the contribution of all the stakeholders.
Impact of Pollution in Delhi
The environment and human health are negatively impacted by industries and traffic pollutants. Pollution's negative impacts on human health can range from the loss of biodiversity, destruction of natural habitats, increased incidence of allergies and asthma, and even cancer. So it's important to be mindful about the environmental impact of what you're doing. "The environment and human health are negatively impacted by industries and traffic pollutants. If you want to know the impact pollution has on the environment and human health, it's important to know that pollution has many negative impacts.
Of course, some pollutants have more of a negative impact than others. For example, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and hormone disruption all seem to be negatively impacted by air pollution. For example, the toxic substances emitted from vehicle exhausts have been shown to have a significant impact on human health, as well as the biological diversity of the environment.
These are the reason why the government has made the DPCC authorization mandatory. Let’s connect with the licensing procedure for the Industry or projects you are will to install around the habitats in Delhi region.
Is DPCC Authorization Mandatory? Who Has Required Approval From The Board?
As per the provisions mentioned under Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981; before the establishment of any Industry, Project, or Process Operation of any treatment or disposal system an Extension thereof, which will discharge effluent/Sewage into a well or Stream into Sewer or land, etc. need to obtain authorization from DPCC.
DPCC has granted ease to Industries or Individuals who receive, treat, collects, generate, store, transport or handles Industrial Waste except for Clinics, laboratories, dispensaries, and blood banks of small units (provides services to less than 1000 person in a month) have to fill the form 1 for the CTE and CTO.
Objectives of DPCC
- Sustainable Development: Sustainable development is a wide concept that balances the need for economic growth with environmental protection and social equity.
- Prevention: Prevention of natural resources.
- Waste Management: Effective Waste Management is a great source to protect the environment.
- Consumer Awareness: Pollution can be reduced by awareness such as by convincing the general public to use CFL, paper bags, public transport, and not use firecrackers.
- Compliance: DPCC laid down some guidelines for industries and Health care establishments to reduce environmental Pollutants in Delhi as per the Master Plan Delhi 2021.
Main Functions of the DPCC
- To provide recommendations to the Delhi Government on any matter concerning the prevention and control of water and air pollution.
- To organize consumer awareness programs on the prevention and control of air and water pollution and waste management through mass media.
- To collect, compile and prepare technical and statistical data related to air and water pollution.
- To lay down the standard of sewage and trade effluents and for emission from industrial plants, automobiles, and Health Care establishments.
- To help with the development of new technology for the treatment of sewage, trade effluents, and control equipment.
- To Issue DPCC certificate to industries falling into different categories such as Red, Orange, Green, and White.
- To Issue the Authorization to industries and health care establishments, falling in Bio-Medical Waste Authorization, Hazardous Waste Management Authorization, Plastic Waste Management, Battery Waste Management, and E-waste Authorization.