a) DEPARTMENT PROFILE :
The State Board for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was constituted on 24-01-1976 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. After the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act 1981 came into force, the Board’s name was changed as Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Initially the Board was set up to implement the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. The Board was subsequently given the responsibility of implementing a series of other environmental Acts and Rules.