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.