Fighting against POLLUTION to Save Environment

Prof. M.G.K. Menon, FRS Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor of Indian Space Research Organization

K-5 (Rear), Hauz Khas
New Delhi – 110 016
Tele : 2651 1454
Fax : 2651 0845

E-mail :


This is to certify that I know Dr. D.B. Boralkar, presently working as Assistant Secretary & Senior Scientist in Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi. On behalf of CPCB, he has been a member of the High-Powered Committee on Management of Hazardous Wastes (HPC) under my chairmanship. The HPC was appointed by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests at the instance of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of CWP No. 657 of 1995.

During the tenure of the HPC, from October 1997 till February 2001, Dr. Boralkar brought to bear his experience and expertise in different disciplines on the working of HPC, particularly in the field of pollution control, enforcement of regulations and issues related to the Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Control. Dr. Boralkar took his Ph.D. from Mumbai University, in 1979, on the topic of air pollution impacts on plants. There are several research papers to his credit. I am writing this testimonial based on my knowledge concerning Dr. Boralkar gathered during my term as Chairman, HPC. He has participated in training programmes in the field of environment protection in India and abroad. Dr. Boralkar possesses educational qualifications as also professional experience of 26 years in the field of environment protection at the State, Central and International level that may be required for the post of Chairman/Member Secretary of a State Pollution Control Board.

A good base in science and technology is essential for the successful implementation of environmental regulations by State Pollution Control Boards in particular and governments in general. Activities of the Boards include enforcement of laws on water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, hazardous waste management, hazardous chemicals management, municipal solid wastes, bio-medical wastes, development of infrastructure laboratories etc. For operation and supervision of all of this, it is my view that Dr. Boralkar would be eminently suitable e.g. as Member Secretary; he has all the abilities to provide leadership and guidance to the scientists and engineers of the Board. On the personal side, I found Dr. Boralkar to be a sincere, knowledgeable, hardworking and dedicated person of undoubted integrity. He has the ability to fulfill responsibilities in a time bound manner. He gets on well with people and is able to get cooperation from colleagues.

(M.G.K. Menon)


(Govt. of India Organisation)
(Ministry of Environment & Forests)
Phone : 2204948


I am pleased to introduce my colleague Dr. D.B. Boralkar, Senior Scientist & Assistant Secretary in the Central Pollution Control Board. Dr. Boralkar has experience of more than 25 years in the various subjects pertaining to the pollution control, survey, assessment and monitoring. He has been involved in handling of policy and legal matters at the corporate level particularly with reference to Management of Hazardous Wastes, Coordination with the State Pollution Control Boards, NGOs and other organisations.

Dr. Boralkar has represented CPCB as a Member of Expert/Technical Committees appointed by the State Governments/State Pollution Control Boards and Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi, on the issues concerning Management of Hazardous Wastes. He was also actively associated with the High Powered Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of CWP 657 of 1995 concerning Management of Hazardous Wastes. Since 1997, he has attended, as a Member of Indian Delegation, various meetings (Technical Working Group and Conference of Parties) of the Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.

Dr. Boralkar has all round experience of various issues concerning prevention and control of pollution which include teaching, research and enforcement. He has a zeal to put in untiring efforts in a professional manner with management skills to implement time targeted programmes. He has also experience of working at the State as well as Central level in the country.

To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Boralkar bears a good moral character. I wish him success in his endeavours.