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DPCC Licence

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) 

Delhi Pollution Control Committee is responsible to issue a license called “DPCC license”.  DPCC is governed and regulated by ministry of Environment & Forests & climate change. DPCC is a kind of no objection certificate which government issues to make sure that the existing business or proposed business model are not causing any harm to the environment and will not affect it in the near future as well. With the different changes in the method for living or Development or Capacity improvement or Production procedure or setting up in industries, the Entrepreneurs are required to acquire first the "No objection" Certificate from the Board as recommended by the Law.

Under u/s 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 government has made it compulsory that no person has the right to establish any industry or involve in any sort of treatment and disposal of the waste without having DPCC consent.

DPCC has its reality since 1991 and is independent body. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has willingly assigned all its responsibilities and functions to DPCC.

The Environment pollution (Prevention and control) Authority (EPCA) which is followed by different organizations is bolstered by DPCC and the concerned offices guarantee the strict action against unlawful businesses.

Documents required for obtaining DPCC Consent

  • Pan Card

  • Aadhaar Card with Registered mobile number

  • CA certificate

  • BSES (Electricity bill) latest

  • Registry/Rent Agreement

  • MCD license(Only for Restaurant) 

  • Valid consent from state pollution control board for the purchaser for import and signed undertaking from the purchaser (Only for Import application)

  • Bio medical waste agreement (only for clinics and hospitals)

  • Delhi Medical council Certificate (only for clinics and hospitals)

Types of Licence

  • White Category In 2016, the government has come with the concept of ‘White Category’. The category is launched with an attempt to segregate the least polluting industry. Though, these industries do not require any consent certificate because of their non-polluting nature. Baby carriages, pesticides, air coolers, handloom, medical oxygen, organic manure is the kind of industries that this category covers.

  • Red Category Ministry of Environment & Forests has put excessively polluting industries under red category. Additionally, these are not allowed to work in an environmentally delicate or under ensured territory. There are some red category industries which deal with perilous chemicals, automobiles, mining, Bio-medical waste, etc. Red category covers business sectors whose pollution index is above 60. 

  • Green Category Industries with a pollution index of 21 to 40 falls under the Green category. It is essential for these industries to submit consent before forming the industry.

  • Orange Category These industries cover the pollution index of 41 to 59. Orange category industries cannot commence their business without submitting consent certificate.

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