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Introduction

As per the provision under section 28 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and section 31 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, every State Government should constitute Authority to hear appeals preferred against the order made by their respective State Pollution Control Board. Accordingly, Govt. of Odisha in Forest & Environment Department have constituted Appellate Authorities since 2002 and these Authorities were started functioning since 05.11.2005 in the premises of State Pollution Control Board, Odisha, Bhubaneswar.

At present these Authorities have been reconstituted under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Shri Justice C.R. Dash, Judge of High Court of Orissa, Hon’ble Shri Justice J.P. Das, Former Judge of High Court of Orissa as Vice-Chairman and high ranked Retired Govt. Officials from different field as Technical Members.

In the meantime, the court and office of the Appellate Authorities are functioning in their new and permanent premises at 2nd Floor, A-2 Block, Toshali Bhawan, Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha -751007.

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