In accordance with the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981, the Tripura State Pollution Control Board was established by the Tripura government in 1988. As a result, under both Acts, Rules, namely the Tripura State Pollution Control Board (Water Pollution Control) Rules, 1989, and the Tripura State Pollution Control Board (Air Pollution Control) Rules, 1989, have been drafted.
The Board's goal is to establish the conditions necessary for people to stop polluting the state's natural resources, preserve its biological diversity, and make sustainable use of its natural resources. The Board's other goal is to increase public awareness of the value and necessity of a clean environment and to encourage community involvement, ownership, and support in the effort to rid the State of all types of pollution.
The Tripura State Pollution Control Board's vision is to instil in the people of the state a sense of responsiveness that allows them to recognize the true value of a clean, pollution-free environment, use the state's natural resources sustainably for national development, protect the biological diversity for equitable sharing, and distribute benefits to the community in order to preserve a healthy environment for future generations.
The Tripura State Pollution Control Board works to implement the State's environmental laws and regulations, including:
- The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974
- The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
- The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
- The Solid Waste Management Rules 2016
- The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules 2016
- The Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2016
- The Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016