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Industrial Pollution Control

  • Declaration of whole of the state as Air Pollution Control Area
  • Implementation of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • Systematic identification of pollution sources and follow up action for treatment measures
  • Regular air quality monitoring in industrial areas as per NAAQS
  • Punitive and legal actions against defaulting units
  • Ban on burning of rubber, process waste containing sulfur & toxic substances, rice husk in loose form (except in fluidized bed combustion system)
  • Introduction of PET COKE as an authorized fuel for use in boiler furnace
  • Promotion of pulverized coal and furnace oil instead of coal wherever possible eg. In Mandi Gobindgarh
  • Demonstration of cost effective technologies for control of pollution in small scale units such as cupola furnaces, rice shellers and induction furnaces by PSCST
  • Capacity building of owners & workforce of brick kilns and re-rolling mills by PSCST through on site and off site training programmes for pollution reduction measures
  • Regular awareness campaigns for specific target groups

Status of use of APCDs in Punjab

Large & Medium 

(No. of Unit)

Small Scale

Industries

(No. of unites)

Categories (No. of unites)

Year

 

With

APCD

 

Without

APCD

 

With

APCD

 

Without

APCD

 

Red           Orange      Green

2002-03

396

-

6942

925

9068               -               4912

2008-09

394

-

7216

169

10753           -                7867

2009-10

507

-

9027

116

12238            -                9289

2010-11

489

-

9585

74

12877          25*              83*

2011-12

496

01

10106

84

13070           679             5860**

2013-14

515

0

10267

30

10766            33*            13*

2014-15

526

0

10204

25

14858            129*          84*

2015-16

590

0

9809

21

15021            185*          68*

2016-17

532

0

6006

50

11365            362            38

2017-18

55

0

10429

5

2202              10200        3240

*This Information is for large and medium scale industries only. This Information is relating to working units only.

Source: Punjab Pollution Control Board, 2018

Vehicular Pollution Control

  • Setting up of pollution checking centers in the state under Motor Vehicle Act, 2009 to check the emission of all types vehicles by Transport Deptt.
  • Introduction of lead free petrol in Punjab since 2000
  • Promoting use of battery operated vehicles
  • Promoting biofuels ( 5% blending of ethanol in gasoline)
  • Introduction of CNG as alternative fuel for public transport including auto-rickshaw especially in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana
  • Tree plantation drives along all major roads throughout the state