Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA)

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  • The Union Government constitutes EPCA as Supreme Court mandated body for the National Capital Region under the section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  • The Authority shall have the power suo-moto, or on the basis of complaints made by any individual, representative body or organization functioning in the field of environment.
  • Such complaints may be against any individual, association, company, public undertaking or local body carrying on any industry, operation or process.
  • It shall deal with environmental issues pertaining to the National Capital Region which may be referred to it by the Central Government.
  • It takes all necessary steps to for controlling vehicular pollution, ensuring compliance of fuel quality standards, monitoring and coordinating action for traffic planning and management.