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           The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was constituted by the Government of Karnataka on The Twenty First of September Nineteen Seventy Four (21.9.1974) in pursuance of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 . The Water Act will provide for the prevention and control of water pollution and maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water. After the enactment of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 the enforcing responsibility was entrusted to the above Board. As such, the Board was later renamed as the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board in 1985 . The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 is an enactment to provide for prevention , control and abatement of air pollution.

Apart from the above said Acts, the Board is also enforcing the following Acts & Rules :
  1. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, and as amended from time to time.
  2. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Rules, 1978.
  3. The following Rules and Notifications framed under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 :
    • Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008.
    • Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.
    • Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998, and Amendment Rules 2000.
    • Plastic Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011.
    • The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.
    • Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.
    • E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011
    • Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001
    • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991.

Organisation structure

           The Board has its Central Office at Bangalore. The enforcement of the above stated Acts and Rules are being implemented through forty four Regional Offices. fourteen Regional offices are operating in Bangalore city namely, Bangalore South, Bangalore East, Bangalore West, Bangalore Mahadevapura, Bangalore Sarjapura, Bangalore Yelahanka, Bangalore Bytarayanapura, Bangalore Dasarahalli, Bangalore Bommanahalli, Bangalore Anekal,Bangalore Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore Peenya, Bangalore Hoskote, Bangalore Doddaballapura, Bangalore Nelamangala and one each at Bagalkot, Bellary , Belgaum-1, Belgaum-2 (Chikkodi Centre), Bidar, Bijapur, Chamarajanagar, Chikmagalure, Chitradurga, Davangere,Dharwad, Gulbarga , Hassan, Kolar,Karwar, Koppal,Mandya,Mangalore, Mysore-1(City),Mysore-2 (Rural area),Raichur, Shimoga,Tumkur,Udupi, Ramanagara, Yadgiri, Haveri, Chikaballapur, Kodagu and Gadag.

           The Central laboratory of the Board is located at Bangalore. Regional laboratories have been set up along with Regional Offices of Mysore, Mangalore, Hasssan, Dharwad, Raichur, Davanagere, Gulbarga and Belgaum.

           The Central Office of the Board is responsible for making general policies relating to enforcement of the above said Acts and Rules and it also carries out general administration and co-ordination with other agencies. The Central Laboratory of the Board is well - equipped and can take up analysis of water, waste water, stack emission samples, ambient air samples, bio-assay tests, bacteriological analysis, etc.

Functions of KSPCB

The Important functions of the Board under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, (Section 17) are:

(a) To plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention, control or abatement of pollution of streams and wells in the State and to secure the execution thereof;

(b) To advise the State Government on any matter concerning the prevention, control or abatement of water pollution and air pollution.

(c) To collect and disseminate information relating to water pollution, air pollution and the prevention, control or abatement thereof;

(d) To encourage, conduct and participate in investigations and research relating to problems of water pollution and prevention, control or abatement of water pollution;

(e) To inspect sewage or trade effluents, works and plants for the treatment of sewage and trade effluents and to review plans, specifications or other data relating to plants setup for the treatment of water, works for the purification thereof and the system for the disposal of sewage or trade effluents or in connection with the grant of any consent as required by this Act;

(f) Laydown, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents and for the quality of receiving waters (not being water in an inter-State stream) resulting from the discharge of effluents and to classify waters of the State;

(g) To evolve economical and reliable methods of treatment of sewage and trade effluents, having regard to the peculiar conditions of soils, climate and water resources of different regions and more especially the prevailing flow characteristics of water in streams and wells which render it impossible to attain even the minimum degree of dilution;

(h) To evolve methods of utilization of sewage and suitable trade effluents in agriculture; (i) To evolve efficient methods of disposal of sewage and trade effluents on land, as are necessary on account of the predominant conditions of scant stream flows that do not provide for major part of the year the minimum degree of dilution;

(j) To laydown standards of effluents of sewage and trade effluents to be discharged into any particular stream and the tolerance limits of pollution permissible in the water of the stream, after the discharge of such effluents;

(k) To make, vary or revoke any order 
(i) for the prevention, control or abatement of discharges of waste into streams or wells;
(ii) requiring any person concerned to construct new systems for the disposal of sewage and trade effluents or to modify, alter or extend any such existing system or to adopt such remedial measures as are necessary to prevent control or abate water pollution;

(l) To laydown effluent standards to be complied with by persons while causing discharge of sewage or sullage or both and to laydown, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents;

(m) To advise the State Government with respect to the location of any industry the carrying on of which is likely to pollute a stream or well.

(n) To plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution and to secure the execution thereof;

(o) To inspect, at all reasonable times, any control equipment, industrial plant or manufacturing process and to give, by order, such directions to such persons as it may consider necessary to take steps for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution;

(p) To inspect air pollution control areas at such intervals as it may think necessary, assess the quality of air therein and take steps for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution in such areas;

(q) To laydown, in consultation with the Central Board and having regard to the standards for the quality of air laid down by the Central Board, standards for emission of air pollutants into the atmosphere from industrial plants and automobiles or for the discharge of any air pollutant into the atmosphere from any other source whatsoever not being a ship or an aircraft; Provided that different standards for emission may be laid down under this clause for different industrial plants having regard to the quality and composition of emission of air pollutants into the atmosphere from such industrial plants;

(r) To advise the State Government with respect to the suitability of any premises or location for carrying on any industry which is likely to cause air pollution;

(s) To perform such other functions as may be prescribed or may, from time to time, be entrusted to it by the Central Board or the State Government.

Constitution of the Board

           The members of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board are nominated by the State Government. The Board originally constituted as per Section 4 of the Water (prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 vide Notification No. HMA 161 CGE 74, dated: 21-9-1974. List of Board Members as per Government order. Dated: 04-06-2002 and 11-11-2010 is as given below.


Dr.Ayi Vaman.N. Acharya,

Sri. Vijay Kumar, I.F.S,
Member Secretary

Board Members

Secretary to Government
Department of Ecology & Environment

Government of Karnataka
7th floor, Multistoried Building, 
Managing Director
Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board

(KUWS & DB),
Cauvery Bhawan
Secretary to Government
Department of Urban Development (Municipal Administration)

Multistoried Building, 
Bellary Zilla Panchayath

Industrial Development & Director of Industries & Commerce,

2nd floor, Khanija Bhawan,
Race Course Road,
Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayath

Transport Commissioner
Transport Department

Multistoried Building,
Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation

Health & Family Welfare Department,

Ananda Rao Circle
Gulbarga City Corporation

Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board (BWSSB)

Cauvery Bhawan,
Chief Executive Officer
Mysore Zilla Panchayath


Dr.Jaiprakash Alva,
Medical Superintendent
No.2, 5th Cross, 4th Main,
Pampa Extention, Kempapura,

Sri. J.C.Kaverappa
No.40, Sri Krishna,
4th 'A' Cross, I Stage,
R.T.Nagar Post,
Bangalore-560 032

Sri.Mohankumar Kondajji,
No.3036, B Block,
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Committees constituted by the Board

Technical Advisory Committee

            The Technical Advisory Committee provides technical advice to the Board in matters relating to the verification of E.I.A., feasibility of pollution control proposals submitted by the industries and local authorities to make suggestions for stipulating standards for liquid effluents, gaseous emissions and other allied technical matters. It also evaluates technical objections, suggestions recorded during the Environmental Public Hearing.




Prof.Gopal Mugeraya, Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka,
Suratkal, Srinivasa Nagar-575025



Prof. Gadag.S.S, Sangam, No.612, 15th Main Road, 1st Block, 3rd Stage, UVCE Layout, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore – 560079.


Dr.H.N.Chanakya, Scientist, Centre for Sustainable Technology, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore – 560 012.


Dr.B.S.Jai Prakash, Vice President, Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Manager – India Chapter, Bangalore Institute of Technology, K.R. Road, Bangalore.


Dr.R.Siddaramappa, M.Sc. (Agri), Ph.D, Retd. Professor of University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, # 25, “Gangothri”, UAS Layout, Nagashettyhalli, RMV 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560 094.


Prof. Sri Kedarnath Mudda, B.Tech (Chemical), 18th Cross, 8th Main, Upper Palace Orchard, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore – 560 080


Sri H.Srinivasaiah, Retd. Director of Factories, Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety & Health & presently Director, Karnataka German Technical Training Institute


Prof. S.K.Gali, Professor & HOD, Environmental Science, University of Agricultural Science (UAS), Dharwad.


Dr. Sandeep Mudliar, Principal Scientist, E-II, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore.


Dr.R.Gopalakrishna, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Maharani’s Science College for Women, Palace Road, Bangalore – 560 001.


Dr.S.Manjappa, Special Officer, Research & Development, Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU), UBDT College of Engineering, Davangere – 577004.


Chief Environmental Officer – Incharge of Corporate Cell, KSPCB, Bangalore

Member Convener

Dr. T.V.Ramachandra, Bio-diversity, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore – 560 012.


(Biodiversity Projects)

Dr.M.S.Shaila, Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560 012


(Biotechnology Projects)

Prof. B.Santhaveerana Goud, Prof. Civil Department, UVCE, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University, Bangalore.


(Groundwater Studies)

The tenure of TAC Committee is upto 30-06-2014.

Laboratory Committee

            The Board in its 176th Meeting held on 01-12-2009 authorized Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to re-constitute different committees of the Board. Keeping in-view of the above resolution the existing Laboratory Committee of the Board is re-constituted with following members and TOR.


Sri Vijaya Kumar, IFS, Member Secretary, KSPCB Chairperson
Dr.Niranjan Bagchi, Former Joint Secretary (IA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI, B, 3/1, Paradise Nest, Varthur Road, Thubanahalli, Bangalore- 560 066. Member
Prof.S.S.Gadag, Board Member, Sangam, No.612, 15th Main Road, 1st Block, 3rd Stage, UVCE Layout, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore-560 079 Member
Representative of Central Pollution Control Board, Zonal Office, 'Nisarga Bhavan', Thimmaiah Road, 7th 'D'Cross, Shivanagar, Bangalore-560 010 Member
Prof.S.N.Bhat, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Research, Jakkur, Bangalore  Member
Chief Environmental Officer (Incharge of Laboratory, office in Head Office), KSPCB, Bangalore. Member
Chief Scientific Officer, Central Environmental Laboratory, KSPCB, Bangalore Member
Dr. Praveena Bhatt, Scientist, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore-570020 Member
Scientific Officer, AQMC Cell, KSPCB, Bangalore . Member Convener  

Documentation, Publication and Library Committee

           The Board is implementing various provisions of the Water and Air Acts and Environment Protection Act which involves Technical Scrutiny of proposals submitted by the Industries and Organizations. The activity of the Board involves collection of information on the latest trends in Environment Protection and Pollution Control and dissimination of information to the industries as well as general public through notifications and awareness programmes. There is need for proper documentation and publication of all the related activities of the Board which would help in better understanding of the various issues and there by implementation of the laws will be effective. In the 176th Meeting held on 01-12-2009 the Board authorized Chairman, to constitute/re-constitute different committees of the Board. Keeping in-view of the above, a new committee "Documentation, Publication and Library Committee" of the Board is constituted with following members and TOR.


Dr.M.Mahadevappa, Ex Chairman, ASRB & Ex.Vice Chancellor. Chairperson
Sri.Nagesh Hegde, Journalist. Member
Dr. Vijay Angadi, Punyabhoomi, Near Alur, Hassan District-573213 Member
Dr. S.K. Gali, Prof & Head of Env Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005 Member
Dr.T.Venkatesh, Emeritus Professor, St.Johns Medical College, Bangalore. Member
Sri.D.R.Kumaraswamy, CEO-2, KSPCB Member
Prof.Keshav A. Bulbule, HOD of Chemistry, KLE's S.Nijalingappa College, IInd Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore - 10. Member
Sri. Appa Rao Sahu, Retd. General Manager, ACC Cement, Wadi (Dist. Gulbarga). R/o Dhannura 585330, Basavakalyana Taluk, Bidar Dist. Member  
Sri.S.Nandakumar, CEO-1, KSPCB  Member Convener

State Level Consent Committee

 ( as per O.M.dated: 04-06-2013)

Dr.Ayi Vaman.N. Acharya, Chairman, KSPCB Chairman
Member Secretary, KSPCB Co-Chairman
Sri.T.Srinivasan, Board Member *,KSPCB Member
Sri.K.Vijaykumar, Board Member*,KSPCB Member
Representative of Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI). Member
Chief Environmental Officer-1,KSPCB Member
Chief Environmental Officer-2,KSPCB Member
Director of Town Planning, GOK, Bangalore Member
Additional Director, Town Planning, BBMP. Member
Representative from BWS & SB. Member
Smt. Vijayalakshmi, Environmental Officer, KSPCB Member Convener
* The terms of the committee shall be upto 31.03.2014. The terms of Board Members shall be upto their term in Board. 


Composition of Awareness Committee (as per O.M. dated: 17-04-2012)


Chief Environmental Officer-2,
KSPCB, Bangalore

2)Sri.S.S.Gadag, Board Member* Member
Regional Director, Centre for Environment Education, Southern Regional cell, Kamala Mansion, No. 143 Infantry Road, Bangalore - 560001 Member
Prof.A.S.Chandrashekar, Shimoga Member
Prof V. Venkataswamy, Former Deputy Director, Collegiate Education, # 8/M, Church Street, Nanjappa Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore (Ph:9945587745) Member
Sri.D.Manmath, General Secretary, Wings Global Foundation, #E/8/03, Platinum City, Near CMTI, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. Member
Sri.M.N.Hanumantappa, Founder Secretary, Smardeha Samsthe,6th cross, Siddaramappa Layout, Smardeha Samsthe, Holalkere, Chitradurga District Member
Smt.Sumangala S. Mammighatti, Programme Co-ordinator (Science),  Bangalore Akashavani, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore-560001. Member
Sri Sudhir S.Navale, Architect, Flat No. T-1,10/1,10th cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore -03 Member
Sri.S.Nandakumar, CEO-1, KSPCB Member
 Public Relation Officer, KSPCB Member Convener

* The term of Board members in the 'Awareness committee' shall be for a period of 1 year from the date of constitution of the committee.


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