Pollution Control Committee (PPCC) has been functioning
since 1.4.1992 in U.T. of Puducherry. It is a statutory
body in the Department of Science, Technology & Environment.
PPCC realized the importance of protecting the fragile ecosystem
of the U.T. and enforcing the provisions of Rules and Acts
pertaining to environment protection. Pondicherry consists
of various ecosystems like marine, freshwater, mountain,
crop, mangroves and duns ecosystems. Establishment of private
medical colleges and rapid urbanization leads to generation
of considerable quantity of bio medical wastes and municipal
solid wastes. Managing these wastes are great challenges
to this Administration. PPCC in collaboration with private
entrepreneur and other stakeholders trying to find sustainable
solution by establishing Common facility.
PPCC encourages industry to shift the conventional technology
to Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in order to minimize
the green house gases and mitigate on going climate changes.
PPCC is not only adopting command and control policy but
also provide consultancy, advocacy and disseminating of
best practicing technology. It identifies and recognizes
the industries who are adopting the green technology by
awarding Green Award.
Activities of Puducherry Pollution Control Committee (PPCC)
are guided by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and
Central Pollution Control Board and being shaped by the
Southern State Region Conferences of Pollution Control Boards
/ Committees. Uniform consent procedure, Co-processing of
plastic wastes and sharing of Treatment Storage and Disposal
Facilities are few collaborative outcome of the Southern
Region Conference which have been embedded in the activities
of PPCC. PPCC is also acting as host organization for Environmental
Information System (ENVIS), a of Environment and Forests
sponsored project. PPCC organize various environment awareness
program in collaboration h NGOs like conduct of World Environment
Day, observation of Earth hour etc.