Q. With reference to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), consider the following statements:
1.It is a statutory body established under the Environment Protection Act 1986.
2.One of its functions is to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different States.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: CPCB is a statutory body but it has been established under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
  • Statement 2 is correct: The functions of CPCB includes: promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution and to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country.

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