The planning, promotion, coordination, and oversight of the execution of environmental initiatives are handled by the H.P. State Pollution Control Board, a nodal institution in the state government's administrative system. About thirty years ago, the groundwork for the current environmental protection strategy was laid, and a national legislative framework was first established to safeguard the environment from the damaging effects of the quickly modernizing industrial society. The accumulation and magnifying of issues caused by growth outpacing our capacity to solve them has led to a significant expansion of the legislative and technological bases over the ensuing time.
In the years that followed, when highly visible forms of environmental pollution and other significant concerns of an immediate nature emerged, a start made in the middle of the 1970s encompassing and integrating environmental concerns in a comprehensive national policy proved quite useful with a tangible degree of success. This led to ongoing policy and legislative evaluations and the adoption of appropriate adjustments whenever they were required to safeguard the country from the looming threat of environmental deterioration. The Board has consistently worked to increase its operations over the years in order to meet the demands of new laws, difficulties, and ecological concerns. In accordance with the following laws, the H.P. State Pollution Control Board's primary tasks include pollution prevention and control as well as environmental protection.