Welcome to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board

Driven by the vision to foster economic growth with efficient environmental management for an improved quality of life, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has been playing a pioneering role in the field of environment protection. The Board works relentlessly in efficient implementation of environmental policies, laws, regulations, and develops frameworks to manage both wastes and natural resources of the State. APPCB has a state-wide presence with its Head Office at Vijayawada, and 3 Zonal and 9 Regional Offices covering the entire the State.

The Board is a statutory organization entrusted to implement Environmental Laws and rules within the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Board was constituted as State Board for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, in 1976, under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. 1974, but was later rechristened as A.P. Pollution Control Board, subsequent to the enactment of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Sri B.S.S.Prasad, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board

Our Achievements

bulletleaf-green    The first Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of India was commenced in A.P. at Jeedimetla (Hyderabad) in 1989 to cater to the needs of the small scale industries.
bulletleaf-green   A.P. was the first state in India to commence “Treatment Storage Disposal Facility” at Dundigal
bulletleaf-green   A.P. is the first State to have Common Bio Medical Waste Treatment Facility in the Country
bulletleaf-green  APPCB operates four Municipal Solid Waste processing plants for processing Municipal Solid waste. There are Twenty Sewage treatment plants in the State to treat 693.5 MLD of Sewage generated in the cities and towns
bulletleaf-green   APPCB in collaboration with CPCB has set up Continous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station at Head Office located at Parayavaran Bhavan, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad