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destroyed the equipment. Even in the areas where the CPCB is not constrained by lack of powers, it has failed to be effective. While it has produced 30 technical publications, only a fraction have been sold with huge stocks lying in the stores, when with a 'little effort' these documents could have been used to disseminate data and information and create awareness in industry. With little interest in ensuring that the CPCB fulfils its objectives, it is no surprise that posts are unfilled: 21 per cent of the technical posts remain vacant. This is out of a total strength of 83 scientific, 138 technical and 172 ministerial staff.

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