Issues with State Pollution Control Boards

State Pollution Boards and Environment departments can play a significant role in improving environment and cleanliness in our cities.

With this post we would like to seek your various inputs on the current issues in the workings of state pollution boards and environment departments. Corruption, Inefficiency, Extortion, Lack of Systems, whatever you have experienced, please do share along with the name of the board.

Once we understand the issues, we will have a separate discussion on solutions that should be implemented to improve the workings of these departments.

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The concerned officers/ officials do not want to be punished. The best way not to get punished is not doing any thing.
1. Generally all the senior posts are occupied by seniority in service. Before retirement they do not want be punished and forgo retirement benefits. Therefore time pass without taking any controversial actions. They wait for the day of retirement.
2, Most of the postings are influenced by politics. With political support they act as the politicians desire and pass their tenure non-controversial and postpone the controversial decisions.
3. we have system to punish the guilty but no system to punish non performers. So Better to be nice with everyone to avoid controversy.
My view is to target based postings/ incentive. Their performance will be assessed at the time of transfer or retirement based on achievements rather than being good to all. more  
Unless there is a will from the respective State Government to have an effective control in containing the pollution this point will remain unresolved. I am in Bengaluru, a city which I have been seeing from 1954. My father was working in a Coffee Estate and I used to travel frequently. The Bangalore, Garden City, has become a Garbage City. People having power in the Government are concentrating to retain their power but not using it to govern the State. Everyone wants to become a Minister irrespective of their competence. Many lakes have become polluted by loading waste water with toxic contents. Many public Gardens are dying due to excess Carbon di oxide from the vehicles. Drivers driving the vehicles are impatient and honk the horn (different types of fancy horns, God knows why Traffic Police keep a deaf"s ear) mercilessly creating noise pollution.
Why Ministers and higher officials should get a free passage at the misery of common people for their trouble free travel. Let them experience the difficullty of a common man who elected him to that post.
We wish and hope that there would be a change in the attitude of the people governing the State.
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The Central and State Pollution Control Boards were created for prevention, abatement and control of pollution. However, as is implied by their name, these boards are focussed on control of pollution, overlooking the aspects of prevention and abatement. Major institutional and budget modifications are needed to ensure that the original intention of creating these organisations is addressed. more  
UP. Full marks to the govt. for not giving any importance to garbage pollution, traffic pollution and sound pollution.
Despite high court orders, loud speakers keep blaring with jagrans and katha throughout the night. Police, even though nearby will not interfere. If someone calls their attention for this, they will say 'धर्म का काम है'। or they will go and say that falana is objecting. They don't consider it their duty to stop noise pollution. This govt. has failed on all grounds. more  
Government should have a plan to increase the green cover. Public places should have more tress planted. People should also be encouraged to plant trees in their private land. Every house should have a minimum of one tree (not a small plant, but should have a tree). Houses constructed without a tree should be made to pay tree tax. And that amount should be used to plant trees and maintain parks with trees. more  
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