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
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
4. To eliminate delays in receipt of application
despatch of consent orders.
5. To offer all the above facilities at a single window.