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Name of ENVIS Centre :
ENVIS Centre on “Control of Pollution (Water, Air and Noise)”

Host Organisation :
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi

Contact Person :

Shri G. Ganesh , Scientist 'C' ,
ENVIS Co-ordinator
ENVIS Centre
Telephone : 011-22301122
Fax : 011-22301932
E-mail : cpcb@envis.nic.in            
Central Pollution Control Board                      
Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar
Delhi - 110 032


Year of establishment : 1983

About the Host Organization

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory organisation constituted in September,1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. It serves as a field formation and provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Principal functions of the CPCB, as per the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, are to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country.

Activities of the Centre

Distributed Information Centre (DIC):
The centre was set up in the year 1983 to act as a network partner of the Environmental Information System (ENVIS). Initially the centre was designated to provide information on air and water pollution. But, it provides data and information on all aspects of environmental pollution.

Scanning Journals
: The journals received in the CPCB library are scanned for disseminating information internally to its scientific & technical personnel.

News Clippings: Providing daily in-house ‘paper clipping’ service for disseminating information internally to its scientific & technical personnel.

Information Brochures and Pamphlets
: Publishes information booklets and pamphlets in Hindi and English on topics related to control of pollution and protection of environment.

Maintaining liaison with international organization/institutions for exchange of information on environment pollution & control.

Bringing out the Annual Report.

ENVIS Publications

ENVIS Newsletter

A quarterly Newsletter “Parivesh’ was started in May 1994. The theme of the Parivesh Newsletter is based on control of pollution and protection of environment. At present more than 3000 copies are circulated regularly to various universities, Ministries, Scientific Departments, NGOs etc.

Services

Query Response Service

The Centre respond to 400 queries per year received from schools, colleges, NGO’s research scholars, media person, consultants and technical institutions, government organisations and general public in the field of air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, solid/hazardous waste, publications, consultancy and mass awareness.

CPCB Website
:   www.cpcb.nic.in