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Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board enforces the Water (P&CP) Act, 1974 as amended, the Air (P&CP) Act, 1981, as amended and various Rules under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as amended. Industries/Local bodies who wish to apply for consent/authorization of the Board under these Acts and Rules have to submit application forms in prescribed formats. These application forms require certain general and technical details about the activity and certain documents to take right decision on the application. At present applications for various consents/authorization are obtained from the concerned District Office and submitted to the same office. The time taken for receiving the applications and issuing the consent orders is substantially more than the time taken for actual processing the application and decision-making.  

"CARE (Central Application REceiving) Centre" at TNPCB Corporate Office, Guindy, Chennai was formally inaugurated on 4th December 2009 by the Hon’ble Minister for Environment. Govt. of Tamil Nadu to facilitate the industries in Tamil Nadu to fill and to help them file applications painlessly and to expedite the process of issue of consent/authorization at a single point. In the first phase, this Centre will cater to the needs of industries/local bodies located in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram Districts.  


1. To simplify and standardize the process of receipt of applications.
2. To effectively monitor the application status from the time of receipt of the application to its final disposal including issue of consent/order.
3. To enable the industries to know the status of their application.
4. To eliminate delays in receipt of application despatch of consent orders.
5. To offer all the above facilities at a single window.