& MANDATE UNDER ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION CONTROL
(A) ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION CONTROL:
a) To exercise all the powers vested under all Act and
Rules pertaining to protection of environment & control
of pollution. Implementation/ enforcement of all environment
legislation on behalf of the State Government, which cannot
be implemented by State Board, or any other agency:
[Prevention and Control of Pollution] Act, 1974.
[Prevention and Control of Pollution] Cess Act, 1977.
[Prevention and Control of Pollution] Act, 1981.
[Protection] Act, 1986, (Rules listed below);
Waste [Management and Handling] Rules, 1998.
Waste [Management and Handling] Rules, 1989.
Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989.
for manufacture, use, import and storage of Hazardous
Microorganisms, genetically Engineered Micro-organism
or Cells, 1989.
Recycled Plastic Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999.
Ozone Depleting Substances [Regulation and Control]
Batteries [Management and Handling] Rules, 2001.
Noise Pollution [Regulation and Control] Rules, 2000.
Municipal Solid Wastes [Management and Handling] Rules,
AGENCY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARENCE.
To consider the validity and facts contained in the Environmental
Impact Assessment and monitoring of Environment Management
Plan prepared by the Project Proponents.
Other functions under environment and pollution control
preparation and dissemination of “Environmental
Inventory” on the State Resources in particular
and on the Himalayan Region in general.
deal with all matters pertaining to environmental
awareness among the masses, trainings, and research
on the environment and pollution control.
and assessment of impact of development of projects
of the environmental concerns in the development processes
through Environmental Planning to ensure environmentally
compatible land use and ecosystem specific conservation
and sustainable use of all resources.
and Development on the environment protection and
pollution control independently as well as in collaboration
with premier institutions in the field of environment.
of sources of hazardous chemicals and waste, creation
of database on the treatment technologies and providing
consultancy for the concerned.
study the likely impacts of agricultural and horticultural
activities and study of “Non-Point Sources of
Pollution” such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides and other chemicals on soil and water
resources, flora, fauna and communities in the State
and to suggest mitigation measures/alternatives in
advise the Government on the Environmental issues.
examine the cases of Environment Impact Assessment
and recommend the same to the Government of India.
control of SEIA & MC, SEIAA & SEAC under EIA
of implementation of Environmental Safeguards as specified
by the Government of India at the time of Environment
Clearance to the various project Proponents in the
of Pollution Control measures/ devices adopted by
the various industries/proponents.
matters pertaining to Natural and man-made disasters
and to suggests mitigation/ remedial action plan programmes.
create data bank on disaster management related to
potential industrial accidents and mitigation through
instruments such as Onsite and Offsite Emergency Plan
and Public Liability Insurance cover etc.
make coordination among the various agencies of the
State Government, which are involved in environment
protection and pollution control such as H.P. State
Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board.
deal with all matters relating to Bio-diversity, Biosphere,
Mitigation and Management of Natural Disasters, Protection
and Conservation of the Wetlands, Grass-lands etc.
deal with all environmental education programmes,
awareness programmes and to promote pro-active disclosure
of environment monitoring and management information
by the project proponents and the regulators.
deal with all matters relating to the environmental
litigation with respect to aforesaid rules and regulation
maintenance of environmental standards in respect
of various pollutants in the State.
Disaster and Climate Change.
(B) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
develop/modify/adapt new technologies in any area relevant
to the State of Himachal Pradesh.
- To disseminate and propagate new technologies for improvement
of scientific intervention in developmental needs in
- To create new databases with the use of modern technologies.
develop appropriate technologies for use in the State
of Himachal Pradesh.
- Propagation of use of Space Technology to develop models
for optimum use of resources that promote alternative
sustainable mode of development.
- To enhance scientific and technical capacity and infrastructure
in the State.
- To develop effective liaison with national and international
evolve Science & Technology Policy for The State.
address issues like:- Organic Pollution, Research and
Development, Clean Technologies, Carrying Capacity studies,
Life cycles, Sustainable Development, Biotechnology
and Genetic Engineering.
- To direct efforts towards evolving and establishing
industrial and technological linkages.
- Establishing efficient State-wide system of scientific
and technological information.
- To promote the role and importance of science &
technology in socio-economic development.
relevance of science towards society and enhancing gender
equality in participation of S&T input.
- Promote conclusion, linkages and networking among S&T
institutions including Universities, Industry, Research
and Development, NGO and the Government Sector.
- Undertake capacity building programmes to promote emerging
technologies under science popularisation programme.
and implementation of Bio-Technology Policy in the
Strengthening of Human Resource and existing infrastructure
in Bio-Technology and its continuous improvement for
generating skilled manpower in Bio-Technology and
Technological upgradation of R&D Institutes and
Universities within the State.
Promotion of Bio-Technology and Bio-informatics based
activities for entrepreneurship development and employment
generation in the State with emphasis on industries
based on local bio-resource including forest/animal
genetic resource and tissue culture.
Generation of resources from Government of India and
international donors for promoting emerging technologies
Establishment of Bio-Technology incubation facilities
in private/public/joint sectors.
Setting up of Bio-Technology parks and Bio-Technology
Industrial Clusters at various locations in the State.
Diversification of farming through introduction of
superior and disease free improved genotypes, development
of protocols and their refinement for commercial production
(including medicinal and aromatic herbs, orchids and
other ornamental plants).
To attract small entrepreneurs and other industrial
houses for making investments in Bio-Technology bases
ventures in the State.
Development of marketing network for products based
on Bio-Technology at national as well as international
Establishment of Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) with
private investors/other organizations with an integrated
approach from laburatory to industry and market.
Creation of Venture Capital Fund for promotion of
Bio-Technology based business.
Setting up of facility for organic certification in
Implementation of Rules for manufacture use, import,
export and storage of hazardous micro-organisms genetically
engineered organisms cells or crops.