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Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

(Act no. 6 of 1974)

Sections Particulars
1 Short title, application and commencement
2 Definitions
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 Meeting of Board
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
13 Constitution of Joint Boards
14 Composition of Joint Boards
15 Special provision relating to giving of directions
16 Functions of Central Board
17 Functions of State Board
18 Power to give Direction
19 Power of State Government to restrict the application of the act
20 Power to obtains information
21 Power to take samples of effluents and procedure to be followed in connection therewith
22 Reports of results of analysis on samples taken under section 21
23 Power to entry and inspection
24 Prohibition on use of stream or well for disposal of polluting matter
25 Restrictions on new outlets and new discharges
26 Provisions 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
32 Emergency measures in case of pollution of stream or well
33 Power of board to make application to courts for restraining apprehend
33A Power to give directions
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
41 Failure to comply with directions under sub-section (2) or sub-section
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 this 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 boards to be public servants
51 Central water laboratory
52 State water laboratory
53 Analysts
54 Report of analysts
55 Local authorities to assist
56 Compulsory Acquisition of land for the state board
57 Return 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
62 Power of State Government to Supersede State Board
63 Power of Central Government tot make rules
64 Power of State Government to make rules

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