DPCC stands for Delhi Pollution Control Committee. It issues a license called a “DPCC license,” which is a government-issued certificate of authorization. This provides the assurance that the proposed business or existing business unit will not cause harm to the environment or its surroundings in the current scenario or in the near future. Due to different changes in the way of life or the development or improvement of the capacity or the process of production or establishment in the industry, entrepreneurs must first receive the legally required certificate “no objection”. Advice. It is a mandatory provision under 25/26 of the Water (Pollution Prevention and Control) Act of 1974 that no one can take the necessary steps to start an industry that deals with the treatment and disposal of water. waste without the prior consent of the DPCC. to dedicate.
Why is DPCC approval required?
To avoid water, air and noise pollution.
Conservation of natural resources.
Improve environmental performance, create a better life for the people of Delhi.
Effective waste management policies and practices to ensure that all types of waste are recycled, reused and reduced.
Make the workplace environmentally friendly by modifying and modifying energy efficient processes such as CNG, solar lights, tube light conversion to reduce energy consumption, and installation of energy saving devices. energy, etc.
Raise awareness among stakeholders about conserving rainwater by collecting and reusing it, composting all plant and other biodegradable waste, carpooling and traveling by metro.
What documents are required to obtain approval from the DPCC?
The following documents are required upon receipt of the DPCC certificate:
- CA certificate (certificate authority)
- Sitemap or business unit sitemap.
- Property details, such as registration certificate, rental certificate, rental agreement
- Document that specifies the main objective of the company, Like Partnership Deed, deed of incorporation or sole proprietorship certificate.
- A certificate from the municipality or local authority for the water connection.
Objectives and functions of the DPCC
Sustainable development: Sustainable development is a global concept that reconciles the need for economic growth with environmental protection and social justice.
Prevention: Prevention of natural resources.
Waste management: Efficient waste management is an excellent resource for protecting the environment.
Consumer awareness: awareness raising can reduce pollution, for example by persuading the general public to use compact fluorescent lamps, paper bags and public transport, and not use fireworks.
Compliance: The DPCC has established guidelines for industry and healthcare facilities to reduce environmental pollutants in Delhi, in accordance with the Delhi 2021 master plan.
At the end.
The level of pollution has increased enormously in recent decades. The level of contamination was so high that people were causing respiratory problems. The level of pollution is too high, which cannot be cured by the government alone, but citizens must also proactively participate to reduce pollution. Particulate pollution in New Delhi has increased considerably in the last five years. Air quality improved slightly, but later in the 2015s it increased by 75%. This sudden increase in pollution is mainly due to the increase in the number of vehicles during this period.
The National Green Court ordered DPCC to take necessary action against all bankrupt industries in different parts of Delhi. The Court clarified that the power to compensate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Law of 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Law of 1981 and the environmental protection of 1986 is exercised exclusively by the DPCC. This can no longer be delegated to the local authority or SDM. They are free to exercise their own legal powers in accordance with the various legal provisions. Some of them are domestic law, the code of criminal procedure and others that grant legal powers.
The Supreme Court had appointed EPCA (Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control Authority) with Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to reduce pollution levels in Delhi-NCR. A draft proposal has been presented to improve air quality in the state capital, which contains guidelines and all the effective measures that residents of the region must take. EPCA has uploaded a final draft for the full plan. The goal is to reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR and achieve the annual average PM of 70 percent to meet the general standard of clean air and protect public health.