One of the major problems faced by
the present day industrialized societies is Pollution. In
terms, pollution can be defined as the presence of pollutants in
the atmosphere. Pollution can be
of any nature- air, water, radiation, sound, light etc and one
cannot underestimate its ill effects.
The growing number of diseases and general degradation of
environment prompted the Government
to take some concrete steps in this direction to mitigate the
ill effects. Thus the Government of
India has enacted three important legislations, which are as
1. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,
2. The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,
3. The Environment Protection Act, 1986.
these above Acts and the rules, regulations and
Notifications made there under,
Pollution Control Committee (PCC) has been constituted jointly
for the UnionTerritories of Daman &
Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Geographical area of UT's of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
is only 72, 40 and 600
sq kms. respectively. Non-Availability of large tracts
of land suitable for establishing heavy
industries, scattered human habitations all over the territories
and inadequacy of crisis management
infrastructure like ambulance and fire service have left little
choice to the Administration and PCC
but to restrict setting up of pollution industries,
listed under the Notification as red/ banned
list of industries.
establishment of other permitted industries, to facilitate
obtaining pollution consents
and clearances, relevant information has to be disseminated.
An endeavor is being made in this
direction by creating a web site which contains information
regarding environment requirements in
these minuscule but beautiful territories.
In this Web
site, one can find all necessary information to start the
permitted industries and to
obtain timely renewals. All forms and data are available in
downloadable PDF Format. Full text of
acts, rules, notifications etc are not furnished in this site
for which concerned people may contact
the ministry of Environment and Forest , Government of
India's web site. WWW.ENVFOR.NIC.
The PCC has
ambitious plans to prepare a industrial database on industries
and release the same
on internet with the hope that it will create new
opportunities for the industrialists to market
their products globally making use of the E-commerce and
information technology. The legal
hurdles posed in the way of dissemination of data ion the
electronics media are being examined.
Opinions and Complaints, if any may be mailed to the Member
Control Committee, Daman And Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.