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DPCC stands for Delhi Pollution Control Committee. They issue a License named as “DPCC License” which is a type of no objection certificate given by the Government. This gives an assurance that the proposed business or the existing business entity does not cause any damage to the environment or its surroundings in the present day scenario or in the near future. With the various changes in the way of living or Development or Capacity improvement or Production process or setting up in industries, the Entrepreneurs are required to obtain first the “No objection” Certificate from the Board as prescribed by the Law. It is a mandatory provision under u/s 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 that no person without the previous DPCC consent shall take necessary steps to establish any industry, indulge in treatment and disposal of the waste.
At the time of obtaining the DPCC certificate, the following documents are required:
A step by step tutorial is given below:
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For curbing the waste in Delhi a certification is required. The E-Waste rules required for certification should apply to every manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centers, dealers, e-retailer, refurbished, dismantler and recycler. They are involved in the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment. It is including their components, consumables, parts, and spares which make the product operational but shall not apply to:
The DPCC plays an important role in the Biomedical Waste Management (BMWM) Authorization. Waste handling is vital in a place where the area for management of such type of waste is really very difficult. The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) notified on Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 were notified by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF). Powers were conferred under Section 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and by the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998. The rules are applied to people who handle biomedical waste by generating, collecting, receiving, transportation, treatment, disposal, etc. They majorly include hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, nursing homes, veterinary institutions, animal houses, pathological laboratories, blood banks, health camps, medical or surgical camps, etc.
The Delhi pollution control committee has made the following guidelines. Some of them are:-
Various measures have been taken to curb pollution. Some of them are:-
Various policies are required to be made to encourage wide use of CNG which can ultimately reduce the pollution level.
Standardizing the norms for emissions of gaseous discharge from the cars. With the increased motorization without any stringent measures that regulate the quality of fuel and monitor vehicle technology, will eventually make air pollution irreversible.
The diesel emissions have a strong link with lung cancer and other breathing problems. Thus the report blames the decreasing price gap between diesel fuel and petrol as the reason behind the rise of dieselization of cars.
The Government should encourage people to switch people to public transportation.
The cycle lanes and pedestrian lanes should be expanded while keeping a high degree of safety in mind.
The government should put strict measures for the old and less maintained vehicles which increases above-average emissions.
The quality of air in Delhi-NCR has reached its detrimental levels. Awareness is required to be created amongst the people. Urgent policies are required to be implemented to reduce toxic pollution levels throughout Delhi-NCR.
The level of pollution has increased tremendously in the last few decades. The pollution level has been such that people have started generating breathing problems. The amount of pollution is too high which cannot be cured by the Government alone but the citizens should proactively take their part as well to reduce the level of pollution. In New Delhi, the level of particulate pollution had shot up in the last five years. There was a slight improvement in the air quality but later in the 2015’s, it increased by 75 percent. This sudden rise in pollution was majorly due to the increased number of vehicles that period of time.
The National Green Tribunal has directed DPCC to submit required action against all the defaulting industries in various parts of Delhi. The tribunal clearly set that the power to compensate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Environment Protection Act, 1986 is exercised exclusively by the DPCC. This cannot be further delegated to the municipal corporation or the SDM. They are free to exercise their own statutory powers under the various laws provided by the law. Some of them are Municipal Act, The Code of Criminal Procedure and any other enabling statutory powers.
The Supreme Court had appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) along with Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to curb the pollution levels within Delhi-NCR. A Draft proposal was made to improve air quality in the national capital which provides guidelines and all the effective measures required to be taken by the people living in that area. A final draft was uploaded by EPCA for the comprehensive plan. This targets to curb the air pollution in Delhi-NCR and deduce the annual average of PM by 70 percent to so that it meets the entire standard for clean air and protects the health of the public.