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About SPCB Sikkim

State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) Sikkim was set up as an autonomous body through Government of Sikkim notification in the year 2008 under the provision of Sub-Section (1) of Section 4 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. The main function of SPCB-Sikkim is to act as

    Regulatory Body
    Advisory Body

Under the advisory function, SPCB-Sikkim advices the state government in terms of measures to be taken for prevention, control and abatement of pollution.

Under the regulatory function, the SPCB- Sikkim is bestowed with the power of implementation of different Acts and Rules pertaining to Environment Pollution Control. The State Pollution Control Board-Sikkim implements the following Acts and Rules in the State of Sikkim.

  • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974
  • Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981
  • Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
  • Hazardous & Other Wastes(Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016
  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • E-Waste( Management) Rules, 2016
  • Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000
  • Batteries (Management & Handling) Amendment Rules, 2000
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006

Work for better environment

Some tips towards a healthy environment:

  • Carry cloth, jute or paper bag to the market
  • Don’t break old things, rather think of fixing them
  • Avoid using unnecessary use of lights, fans and heaters.
  • Wear extra layer of clothes at home instead of turning on the heater
  • Reuse water whenever possible. Kitchen water can be used for watering plants
  • Don’t keep the tap running while having bath, brushing teeth, shaving or washing dishes. It wastes about 2 liters of water every minute
  • Don’t waste clothes and kitchen utensils in water bodies
  • Avoid throwing flowers, sweets, puja materials into rivers and streams. It degrades the quality of water
  • Use car in pool. Two or four can ride as cheaply as one
  • If you stop your car beyond one minute, it is more fuel efficient to restart your car
  • Plant a sapling. Even in urban settings, you can grow herbs and flowers in pots.