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wbpcb

West Bengal Pollution Control Board

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Legal and Public Grievance

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In order to regulate pollution from different sources, the WBPCB legally deals with the non-complying units of the state. Various legal actions are taken against the polluting industries. Apart from imposing fines, bank guarantees are obtained from the pollution units, which are forfeited on compliance within the stipulated time period. In addition, the Board has constituted an Appellate Authority under the Water and the Air Acts.

In order to address and minimise public resentment against environmental problems in the state, the Public Grievance Cell of the Board is functioning since 1994. Public hearings are organised at Paribesh Bhaban, Salt Lake, the headoffice of the Board, where the aggrieved complainant and the industry/unit concerned are asked to appear before the hearing authority. After careful consideration of the representations from both the sides, necessary directions are issued.