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About Department

DSTE was started functioning from 01/01/1993 after merging of the erstwhile S&T and Environment cells functioning in the U.T .Administration

Objectives:

  • To create scientific awareness among the general public and students.
  •  To extend support in carrying out research projects / studies.
  •  To conserve and protect the environment of this Territory.

Functions:

  • Popularization of Science and Scientific technologies. 
  • Promotion of technology transfer from lab to land.
  • Facilitation of scientific research by way of grants for better applied research.
  • Bringing awareness among the public regarding environmental issues by celebrating days of environmental importance.
  • To advise the State Government on any matter concerning with the prevention and control of pollution.

The DSTE consists of the following three Divisions:

  • Puducherry Pollution Control Committee (PPCC) : PPCC is the Environmental protection agency for the U.T. of Puducherry.
  • Puducherry Council for Science & Technology (PCS&T) : PCS&T is an autonomous body for application and promotion of S&T in the U.T. of Puducherry.
  • Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority (PCZMA) : PCZMA is a statutory authority to protect the environment in coastal areas of the U.T. of Puducherry.
  • State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) : SEIAA is a statutory authority for implementation of EIA Notification, 2006 in the UT of Puducherry.
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