The Goa State Pollution Control Board is a STATUTORY BOARD constituted on 01/07/1988 under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Prior to that the erstwhile Union Territory Goa, Daman and Diu, the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was performing the functions of the State Board in Goa. The Central Pollution Control Board at Ponda – Goa, established a Section Office for the purpose. The same arrangement was continued till constitution of the State Board. In the meanwhile, the Section Office of the Central Board was shifted to Baroda on 4th April 1988, to reconstitute it as a West Zonal Office. All the relevant records pertaining to Goa were transferred to the Goa State Pollution Control Board on 12th September 1988.