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State Pollution Control Board Sikkim

The State Pollution Control Board- Sikkim (SPCB-Sikkim) has been created under the provision of Sub-Section (1) of Section 4 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. The main function of SPCB-Sikkim is to act as:

  • Regulatory Body
  • Advisory Body

Under the advisory function, SPCB-Sikkim advices the state government in terms of measures to be taken for prevention, control and abatement of pollution.

Under the regulatory function, the SPCB- Sikkim is bestowed with the power of implementation of different Acts and Rules pertaining to Environment Pollution Control. The State Pollution Control Board-Sikkim implements the following Acts and Rules in the State of Sikkim.

  • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974
  • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act,1977
  • Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981
  • Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991.
  • Hazardous & Other Wastes(Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016;
  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016;
  • Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016;
  • Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016;
  • E-Waste( Management) Rules, 2016;
  • Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016;
  • The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.
  • Batteries (Management & Handling) Amendment Rules, 2000;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006;

 

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NATIONAL AIR MONITORING PROGRAMME (NAMP):

With the increase in the establishment of industrial units in the state mostly the pharmaceuticals and ancillary units, the SPCB-Sikkim under the National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) established nine (09) nos. of Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) stations in order to monitor the air quality in the state. The state of Sikkim has been declared as the Air Pollution Control Area under Gazette notification no. 506 dated 08/09/2011. The details of the monitoring stations are as under:

Sl. no

Name of monitoring station :

Latitude o N

Longitude o E

1.

RANGPO

27.1736

88.5305

2.

SINGTAM

27.5144

88.4969

3.

DEORALI

27.3183

88.6063

4.

RAVANGLA

27.3075

88.363

5.

NAMCHI

27.17

88.35

6.

PELLING

27.3028

88.2344

7.

CHUNGTHANG

27.6033

88.6469

8.

MANGAN

27.5025

88.5358

*The 9 th station located at Tashi View point, Gangtok was damaged due to landslide and currently not in operation.

» See Ambient Air Quality Data (Weekly) New

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NATIONAL WATER MONITORING PROGRAMME (NWMP):

SPCB-Sikkim has established 09 Water Quality Monitoring Station in River Teesta basin and 05 Water Quality Monitoring Station in River Rangit basin under NWMP.

The major objectives of water quality monitoring are:

  • To warrant appropriate pollution control on the discharge reaching the water bodies.
  • To identify any deficiency in water quality and to implement water pollution control strategies.
  • To determine affect of water quality the intensity and exposure of various pollution on human health.
  • To determine long term trends in water quality.

The details of the monitoring stations are as under:

Sl. No.

Station Code

Name of Station

Latitude

Longitude

  •  

1801

River Teesta after confluence of Rivers Lachenchu and Lchungchu CHUNGTHANG, North Sikkim.

27.602

88.649

  •  

1802

River Dikchu before confluence with River Teesta near NHPC hydro-electric power project, DIKCHU, East Sikkim.

27.40

88.52

  •  

1803

River MANEY KHOLA AT BURTUK near Army Base Camp 4 km U/s of Gangtok, East Sikkim

27.35

88.61

  •  

1804

River Maney Khola after confluence with Ray khola at ADAMPOOL AFTER MEETING TREATED WASTE WATER of STP, Gangtok, East Sikkim

27.30

88.58

  •  

1805

After confluence of Rani Chu and Rorachu at RANIPOOL, East Sikkim

27.29

88.59

  •  

1806

Ranichu before confluence with River Teesta at SINGTAM, East Sikkim

27.22

88.49

  •  

1807

River Teesta after confluence with River Ranichu at SINGTAM, East Sikkim

27.11

88.45

  •  

1808

River Teesta after confluence with Rongpochu after meeting the industrial effluents from the town RANGPO, East Sikkim.

27.17

88.52

  •  

1809

River Teesta at Melli Downstream, MELLI, South Sikkim

27.08

88.45

  •  

2034

RANGIT RIVER AT DAM SITE (NHPC), South Sikkim

27.29

88.29

  •  

2035

RANGIT RIVER AT LEGSHIP , West Sikkim

27.27

88.27

  •  

2036

RANGIT RIVER AT RESHI , West Sikkim

27.22

88.30

  •  

2037

RANGIT RIVER AT JORETHANG , South Sikkim

27.13

88.27

  •  

2038

RANGIT RIVER AT TREVENI , Melli, South Sikkim

27.08

88.41

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In order to maintain the quality, SPCB-Sikkim has been continuously monitoring the industrial activities and has been ensuring the running of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) 24 hours a day. Further, SPCB-Sikkim has made Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) mandatory so that the treated water meeting the prescribed standard is recycled and reused for gardening, flushing, cleaning and cooling purposes.

 

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