Restructuring of PCB needed: AP Chief Secretary

PCB review meeting by Chief Secretary IVR Krishna Rao

PCB review meeting by Chief Secretary IVR Krishna Rao

A scientific study is essential for restructuring and strengthening of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Chief Secretary said.

A detailed review meeting was held in the chambers of the Chief Secretary Sri I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, today at Secretariat, with the officials of the Pollution Control Board (PCB). Member Secretary of PCB, Sri B.S.S. Prasad has given a power point presentation on the activities of the PCB. Organizational Chart of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board is headed by the Chairman with three Zonal Offices and nine Regional Offices.

The Chief Secretary has issued instructions to the concerned, to insist on Municipal Waste Treatment to have landfill system in all the Municipalities and treatment of Municipal Water waste. The PCB was requested to concentrate on both these issues to ensure that the Municipalities comply with statutory provisions.

Similarly, it was decided to abolish the Task Forces of the PCB. As

the Task Forces are not really serving the purpose and it was decided to

abolish the Task Forces by replacing them with Inspections from Zonal

Offices and Head Office, on a rotation basis.