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Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory body under the aegis Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.  CPCB was constituted in 1974 under the provisions of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and later the responsibilities under the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, were also entrusted to Central Board.  With the promulgation of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 and various regulation follows, additional duties has been assigned to CPCB.  Major scientific and technical functions of the Central Board are as below:

  • Carry out investigations and research relating to problems of prevention, control or abatement of water and Air pollution
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the State Boards
  • Advise the Central Government on Scientific and technical matters concerning the prevention and control or abatement of water and Air pollution
  • Lay down/ modify pollution prevention & control standards (source specific & ambient)
  • Establish laboratories to perform its functions
  • Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data relating to water and Air pollution
  • Plan and organize the training programmes for pollution control boards, industries, NGOs and other organizations
  • Organize through mass media, a comprehensive programme regarding the prevention, control or abatement of water and Air pollution
  • Carrying out technical investigations for reporting to Supreme Court and High Courts
Certificate No. T-0643;
ISO/IEC 17025
Accredited Laboratory
NABL - Biological Testing
NABL - Chemical Testing

CPCB laboratory has obtained Laboratory Accreditation through National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Department of Science and Technology as per ISO 17025 . The accreditation covered 85 chemical and 6 biological parameters.