All constructions projects which have obtained Consent for Establishments (CFE) from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) were required to construct and operate Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in their premises, according to the PCB Member Secretary, M. Ravi Chandra.
In a press release issued here, Mr.Chandra informed that they were also required to set up Solar Energy systems to tap Solar Power to light the common areas and for heating requirements in their project premises.
These conditions were imposed to protect the environment and public health and to conserve fossil fuels.
The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board had observed that the construction projects were not complying with the conditions stipulated in this regard.
Mr. Ravi Chandra said the Regional Officers were directed to inspect all the projects in their respective jurisdictions to verify the CFE compliance conditions with particular reference to installation of Sewage Treatment Plants, Solar Energy Systems and Plantation.
Mr.Ravi Chandra also said that the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board issued the Consent for Establishments as required under Section 25/26 of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and under Section 21/22 of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 to various construction projects such as building/construction projects/area development projects and townships (residential, commercial and institutional) which were covered under Environment Impact Assessment Notification.