Achievements:

 

 

1.    Installation of Continuous Monitoring systems by the Industries:

 Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has issued directions to various industries for  installation of Online Continuous stack and ambient air quality monitoring equipments by 17 category of polluting industries such as Power plants, Cement plants, Sugar and distilleries, etc., and IP cameras by pharma industries, who have ZLD facilities or members of common ETP.   Accordingly, so far 342 units have installed online continuous stack emission and effluent monitoring system and they have been connected to TSPCB server to track pollution levels.

 In addition to the above, the TSPCB also has also installed 6 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) at (1)Sanathnagar, (2)Hyderabad Central Laboratory, (3)Zoo Park, (4)Pashamylaram, (5)ICRISAT-Patancheru and (6)Bachupally, Bollaram.  

 TSPCB has procured two Realtime Water Quality Monitoring Station (RTWQMS) and installed at (1) Budha Purnima Project, Hussainsagar to assess the lake water quality continuously and another at (2) Fathenagar nala to monitor the water quality continuously and also to check any discharges like sewage and industrial effluents.

2.    Redressal of  Public Grievances through Toll free Number and Night patrolling teams:

The Board has effective redressal system to attend the complaints received on pollution issues.  Upon receiving complaints through e-mails, website or phone calls through Toll free number (10741) managed on 24/7 basis, the teams are inspecting the areas to verify the source of pollution.  

Apart from the above the Night Patrolling Teams of Board officials attend public complaints during night time and also to verify violations by the industries.

 3.    Rolling Task Force:

The Board constituted Rolling Task Force teams with technical and scientific staff to monitor the polluted areas in a comprehensive way and to identify the pollution sources and to take remedial measures through the external Expert Advisory Committee.

 4.    Vehicle Tracking system for surveillance on effluent tankers movement:

The Board has developed GPS based automatic effluent tanker tracking and reporting system for TSPCB authorised vehicles through Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad .  The same is implemented for 107 vehicles transporting effluents to the Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs).  The GPS is also implemented for 51 Bio-Medical Waste carrying vehicles, 25 Hazardous Waste carrying vehicles to the Hyderabad Waste Management Project, Dundigal and 5 Hazardous Waste carrying vehicles to GEPIL which is an alternative fuel and raw material facility where hazardous waste is pre-processed to use for co-processing in the cement kilns.  This will help to have surveillance on effluent tankers movement, Bio-Medical & Hazardous Waste carrying vehicles in and around Hyderabad .  This helps in controlling illegal discharge of effluents by tankers and illegal dumping of Bio-Medical & Hazardous Waste. 

 5.    Constitution of External Advisory Committees:

 The Board has constituted External Advisory Committees for issue of CFE, CFO and review of industries.  The CFE & CFO committees help in speedy and transparent processing of the applications.

 6.    Speedy Disposal of Consent for Establishment &  Consent for Operation applications:

 The applications received from the industries for establishment / expansion and operation through the nodal agency (Industries Department) are being processed on priority within the stipulated time limits. The Board has achieved zero pendency with regard to the TS-iPASS applications.

 7.    Computerized Inspection Allocation:

 The Board has designed a software based tool ‘Computerized Inspection Allocation’ for compliance inspections and mandates online submission of inspection reports within 48 hours of inspections, to the Department.     

 8.    Auto renewal of Consents and Hazardous Waste Authorisation:

 The Board introduced auto renewal of Consent for Operation (CFO) and Hazardous Waste Authorisation (HWA) to all categories (Red, Orange & Green) of industries based on self certification by the industry. The auto renewal for a period of 5 years is applicable to the industries / organizations applying for the renewal of Consent for Operation at least 30 days before the expiry of consent validity period and meeting the criteria for auto renewal.

9.    Online Consent Management and Monitoring System (OCMMS):

The NIC, New Delhi delivered “Online Consent Management and Monitoring System” (OCMMS) for the Board for online processing of applications for Consent for Establishment (CFE) and Consent for Operation (CFO) and applications for Hazardous Waste Authorization.  The OCMMS system allows application through online, payment of consent fee, tracking and monitoring and allows the users to download the final signed approval certificate from the online portal.  The OCMMS is integrated with a TS-iPASS portal for filing of CFE & CFO applications at TS-iPASS.

10.  Ease of Doing Business:

The Government of Telangana has taken up various reforms under Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) to ensure:

Under EoDB 2018, the Board had 48 Action Points including 15 Action Points under Feedback Mechanism. The Board had scored 100% under policy implementation and 95.86% under Feedback Mechanism. Telangana State has secured 2nd Rank in the country.

11. Promotion of Clean Energy Concept:

The Board has installed 100 kwp Roof Top Solar Power System through Telangana New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd., to cater about 50% of power requirements of Head Office, Sanathnagar and also installed 25 kwp and 15kwp Roof Top Solar Power Systems for Begumpet and Warangal office buildings respectively.

12.  Water quality monitoring:

The TSPCB is monitoring rivers and its tributaries, lakes, ground water, drains and cheruvus under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP) sponsored by CPCB. Currently, under this programme there are 160 stations across the State being monitored regularly, which include 45 locations on Rivers, 57 locations on Lakes/Tanks/Cheruvus, 12 locations on STPs and 46 ground water locations.  Additionally, the Board is carrying out monitoring of 155 lakes in GHMC area.   

 Two Realtime continuous water quality monitoring stations (RTWQMS) installed at outlet near BPP A office of Hussain sagar lake and Fatehnagar.  The data of which is used for major policy decisions.

 13.  Air quality monitoring:   

 14.  Environmental awareness programmes:

15.  Other initiatives taken by the Board: