GPCB is the State Statutory Autonomous Authority under the Forest and Environment Department of the Government of Gujarat. Gujarat Pollution Control Board was constituted by the Government of Gujarat on the October 15th, 1974 in accordance with the provisions of the Water Act, 1974. GPCB targets its efforts towards environment related pollution control and improved management.

Several critical issues in the field of environment are being tackled by the Board through its existing Regional Offices located at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Vapi, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Godhra, Mehsana, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Nadiad and Junagadh. The GPCB, Head Office, Gandhinagar has been registered by the BIS- Bureau of Indian Standards, Delhi under the Quality Management Systems in accordance with IS/ISO 9001:2000.

Though basic functions of the Board are regulatory in nature, it has also been organizing various awareness programs on local issues of municipal solid waste management, bio-medical waste management, pollution from plastic wastes and water, air and land pollution generated from various industrial clusters. Efforts are being made for pollution control with a view to minimize and prevent pollution.

The major objectives of the Board are centered on pollution control and protection of the environmental quality. These are outlined as under:

  • Bring about all round improvement in the quality of the environment in the State by effective implementation of the laws.
  • Control of pollution at source to the maximum extent possible with due regard to technological achievement and economic viability as well as sensitivity of the receiving environment. This objective is being fulfilled through laying down the disposal standards as well as gaseous emission standards.
  • Identifications of sites and development of procedures and methods for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Maximization of re-use and re-cycle of sewage and trade effluent on land for irrigation and for industrial purpose after giving appropriate treatment and thereby economizing and saving on the use of water. The practice also helps in stopping pollution of water due to reduction in discharges of waste into water bodies.
  • Minimization of adverse effect of pollution by selecting suitable locations for the establishment of new industrial projects.
  • Co-ordination with other agencies of the State Government and local authorities to encourage the Common Effluent Treatment Plants and Treatment Stabilization Disposal Facilities.
  • Close co-ordination and rapport building with educational institutions, non government organizations, Industries Associations, Government organizations, etc. to create environmental awareness.

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  1. I.GPCB is the implementing agency for Component B-1: Sea water monitoring for Chemical Parameters. As part of this component, the responsibilities of the Board are as follows:
  • Institutional capacity building in the field of marine ecosystem research and monitoring of chemical parameters of coastal waters in the Gulf of Kachchh area
  • Generate a database about the chemical status of coastal waters in the Gulf of Kachchh and develop a benchmark for further monitoring and management
  1. II.GPCB is also one of the implementing agencies for Component B-3: Jamnagar Sewerage Treatment Plant Project. GPCB will be responsible for monitoring of the quality of treated water from Jamnagar STP and sea water in the proximity of Marine National Park and the coastline nearby Jamnagar.

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