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Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

 

Preamble

   
  CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY
1.

Short title, application and commencement

2.

Definitions

   
  CHAPTER II: THE CENTRAL AND STATE BOARDS FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WATER POLLUTION
3.

Constitution of Central Board

4.

Constitution of State Boards

5.

Terms and conditions of service of members

6.

Disqualifications

7.

Vacation of seats by members

8.

Meetings of Boards

9.

Constitution of committees

10.

Temporary association of persons with Board for particular purposes

11.

Vacancy in Board not to invalidate acts or proceedings

11A.

Delegation of powers to Chairman

12.

Member-secretary and officers and other employees of Board

   
  CHAPTER III: JOINT BOARDS
13.

Constitution of Joint Boards

14.

Composition of Joint Boards

15.

Special provisions relating to giving of directions

   
  CHAPTER IV : POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF BOARDS
16.

Functions of Central Board

17.

Functions of State Board

18.

Power to give directions

   
  CHAPTER V :PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WATER POLLUTION
19.

Power of State Government to restrict the application of the Act to certain areas

20.

Power to obtain information

21.

Power to take samples of effluents and procedure to be followed in connection therewith

22.

Reports of the result of analysis on samples taken under section 21

23.

Power of entry and inspection

24.

Prohibition on use of stream or well for disposal of polluting matter, etc.

25.

Restrictions on new outlets and new discharges

26.

Provision regarding existing discharge of sewage or trade effluent

27.

Refusal or withdrawal of consent by State Board

28.

Appeals

29.

Revision

30.

Power of State Board to carry out certain works

31.

Furnishing of information to State Board and other agencies in certain cases

32.

Emergency measures in case of pollution of stream or well

33.

Power of Board to make application to courts for restraining apprehended pollution of water in streams or wells

33A.

Power to give directions

   
  CHAPTER VI : FUNDS, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
34.

Contributions by Central Government

35.

Contributions by State Government

36.

Fund of Central Board

37.

Fund of State Board

37A.

Borrowing powers of Board

38.

Budget

39.

Annual report

40.

Accounts and audit

   
  CHAPTER VII : PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE
41.

Failure to comply with directions under sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) of section 20, or orders issued under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 32 or directions issued under sub-section (2) of section 33 or section 33A

42.

Penalty for certain acts

43.

Penalty for contravention of provisions of section 24

44.

Penalty for contravention of section 25 or section 26

45.

Enhanced penalty after previous conviction

45A.

Penalty for contravention of certain provisions of the Act

46.

Publication of names of offenders

47.

Offences by companies

48.

Offences by government departments

49.

Cognizance of offences

50.

Members, officers and servants of Board to be public servants

   
  CHAPTER VII : MISCELLANEOUS
51.

Central Water Laboratory

52.

State Water Laboratory

53.

Analysts

54.

Reports of analysts

55.

Local authorities to assist

56.

Compulsory acquisition of land for the State Board

57.

Returns and reports

58.

Bar of jurisdiction

59.

Protection of action taken in good faith

60.

Overriding effect

61.

Power of Central Government to supersede the Central Board and Joint Boards

62.

Power of State Government to supersede State Board

63.

Power of Central Government to make rules

64.

Power of State Government to make rules

   

 

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