MPCB achieved many milestones during the year 2005-2006. Apart from the mandated tasks such as monitoring and enforcement, raising public awareness and consent management, MPCB took an active initiative in partnering and collaborating with both national and international institutions to improve its functional efficiency.

The Board also conducted a number of demonstration projects, funded new ventures, provided consultation to local bodies, and proposed expansions of existing monitoring networks. The Board wanted to communicate its achievements in a way that would highlight these initiatives, particularly its role as a facilitator as well as a regulator. EMC therefore undertook the task of revamping, restructuring and updating the content of the Board’s conventional Annual Report to make the ‘Environment Monitor’ for the year 2006.