Pollution Control Board

The J&K State Pollution Control Board was created vide order no.34 of 1987 Dt.03.08.1987. (vide SRO 88) under the provision of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. The Board has been performing its duties assigned to it under the provisions of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974  and under the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.  Additional responsibilities were assigned to the Board for enactment of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 ( EPA). The EPA had a large domain of regulatory and developmental function in the area of Environment Management which is an umbrella Act and various Rules made under this Act from time to time covering the various facets of Pollution.