Research and Investigation


The research and investigation section performs the following functions:

  • Taking measures to promote research for the development of indigenous technologies to address environmental challenges
  • Issuing Environmental Protection Orders (EPOs) to the polluters for corrective measures after obtaining approval from DG EPA, Punjab 
  • Entertaining assembly questions, PM and CM references 
  • Identifying research needs of the department through consultation with other sections 
  • Providing assessment of effects caused by pollution on lives of human beings, animals and plants 
  • Conducting research on waste minimization and resource recovery techniques with an emphasis on cleaner technology 
  • Coordinating with other research institutions and EPA Certified Laboratories 
  • Conducting personal hearing of polluters u/s 16(1) of PEPA, 1997