How to apply for DPCC Pollution Control certificate for factories in Delhi?

How to apply for DPCC Pollution Control certificate for factories in Delhi

Background and Introduction

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is an autonomous regulatory body that was formed on June 1, 1991, after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued a notification on March 15, 1991, delegating all of its powers and functions to DPCC under Section 4(4) of The Water Act, 1974 and Section 6 of The Air Ac,t 1981. The Chairman, DPCC (Secretary (Env.), Govt. of NCT of Delhi) serves as a regulatory body in respect of the NCT of Delhi for the enforcement of various Environmental / Pollution Control Laws enacted by Parliament and notified by MOEF, Govt. of India.


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The DPCC was reconstituted as follows: notified Dated 14th July 2012, the committee consists of 16 members, including the chairman, member secretary, representatives from different government departments, environmental experts, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The key functions of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, as specified by the Government of India in the Water, Air EPA Act, and Noise Pollution Rules, are as follows:

  • Provide advice to the Delhi government on any matter relating to the prevention and control of water and air pollution, as well as the improvement of air quality.
  • Organize a coordinated mass awareness campaign on the prevention, regulation and abatement of water and air pollution through the media.
  • Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data on water and air pollution, as well as the steps taken to effectively avoid, regulate or abate it.
  • Prepare manuals, codes and instructions for sewage and trade effluent treatment and disposal, as well as stack gas cleaning systems, stacks and ducts.
  • Disseminate knowledge about water and air pollution, as well as how to avoid and mitigate it.
  • Set norms for sewage and trade effluent treatment, as well as pollution from vehicles, industrial plants, and other polluting sources.
  • Develop consistent, reliable and cost-effective sewage treatment, trade effluent treatment, and air pollution control equipment.
  • Examine the quality of the surrounding water and air, as well as waste water treatment facilities, air pollution control equipment, industrial plants and manufacturing processes, to assess their efficiency and take measures to avoid, control, and abate air and water pollution.
  • Issuance of the DPCC Certificate to Industries in the Green and Orange Categories that are in conforming regions.
  • Waste Authorizations are provided to hospitals, clinics, animal clinics, blood banks, and other facilities.

What is a factory?

A factory refers to any premises, including the premises' precincts-

(i) where ten or more workers are employed, or worked on any of the preceding twelve months, and in any part of which a manufacturing facility is located. The process is being carried out with the assistance of power, or is customarily carried out in this manner, or

(ii) where twenty or more workers are present working or were working on any given day within the previous twelve months, and in any part of which. A manufacturing process is underway, without the use of force, or is normally so continued,-

What are the categories of industry?

In 1989, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued notifications prohibiting or restricting the activity of some factories in order to protect the ecologically sensitive Doon Valley. The notification introduced the idea of categorising industries as "Red," "Orange" or "Green" with the aim of making decisions on where these industries should be located easier. Following that, the definition was applied in other parts of the world, not only for the purpose of locating industries but also for consent management and the formulation of norms related to industry surveillance and inspection.

As the theory of industry categorization evolved and as various State Pollution Control Boards perceived it differently, the need for uniformity in its implementation across the country emerged. To harmonise the "Criteria of categorization," the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued Directions to all SPCBs/PCCs under Section 18(1)(b) of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, directing them to maintain uniformity in categorising industries as red, green, or orange, as per a list finalised by the CPCB, which identified 85 types of industrial sectors as "Red," 73 types of industrial sectors as "Orange," and rest ad Green and White categories.

Until now, categorization has largely been focused on the scale of sectors and resource use. The contamination caused by the disposal of emissions and effluents, as well as its potential health effects were not considered as primary criteria. SPCBs / PCCs and industrial groups demanded a more straightforward categorization of industrial sectors. As a result, during the national level conference of the Environment Ministers of the States, held in New Delhi on April 06-07, 2015, the issue was thoroughly discussed, and a "Working Group" comprised of members from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), West Bengal Pollution Control Board ( WBPCB), Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) was formed to revisit the criteria for categorization of industries and recommend measures to make the system more efficient.

The Working Group has established industrial sector classification criteria based on the Pollution Index, which is a feature of emissions (air pollutants), effluents (water pollutants), hazardous wastes produced, and resource consumption. The references for this reason come from the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Standards for various contaminants prescribed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and the MoEFCC's Doon Valley Notification, 1989. The Pollution Index PI of any industrial sector is a number ranging from 0 to 100, with a higher value indicating a higher degree of pollution load from that sector. The following criteria on "Range of Pollution Index" for the purpose of categorising industrial sectors have been finalised based on a series of brainstorming sessions among CPCB, SPCBs, and MoEFCC.

  • Red – Industries/Factories having Pollution Index score of 60 and above
  • Orange – Industries/Factories having Pollution Index score of 41 to 59
  • Green category- Industries/Factories having Pollution Index score of 21 to 40
  • White category- Industries/Factories having Pollution Index score incl.&upto 20

Total 690 categories of industry have been classified in Delhi in which 78 are RED, 271 area ORANGE, 134 are GREEN and 206 are WHITE

In Delhi National Capital Territory, there are some industries which fall under prohibited list or some way or other prohibited and restricted.

What are the DPCC Certificate/NOC required to setup factory in Delhi

  • Consent to Establish (every industries except white category)
  • Consent to Operate (every industries except white category)
  • Hazardous Waste Authorization (In case of Hazardous Activity)
  • E-waste Authorization (For Electronic and Electrical waste processing)
  • Bio-Medical Waste Authorization (in case of Health Care Establishment)
  • Plastic Waste Authorization (In case of Plastic Activity)
  • Battery Waste Authorization (In case of Battery activity)

What are locations in Delhi where factory can be setup?

  • Naraina Indl. Area,
  •  Jhandewallan Flatted Factory,
  •  Motia Khan Scheme,
  • DCM Flatted Factory Complex,
  •  Shahzada Bagh Indl. Area,
  •  Gulabi Bagh Indl. Area,
  •  Rajasthan Udyog Nagar
  • G.T. Road near Jahangirpuri,
  • SMA Co-op. Indl. Estate
  • G.T. Road near Jahangirpuri,
  • SISI Indl. Area G.T. road near Jahangirpuri,
  • G.T. Karnal Road Indl. Area near Rana Pratap Bagh,
  • Hindustan Prefab Ltd., Indl. Area near Shivaji Rly Stn. (Minto Road),
  • Okhla Indl. Area Ph.I, II & III,
  • Mohan Co-op Indl. Area,
  • SISI Complex Okhla near Modi Flour Mills,
  • Najafgarh Road Indl. Area near Zakhira,
  • Kirti Nagar Indl. Area,
  • Mayapuri Ph. I & II,
  • Udyog Nagar Rohtak Road,
  • Keshav Pur Leather Tannery Scheme (part of Service Centre) near Vikaspuri,
  • Wazirpur Industrial Area,
  • Lawrence Road Indl. Area,
  • Mangolpuri Indl. Area Ph.I & II,
  • Jhilmil Indl. Area,
  • Patparganj Indl. Area,
  • Friends Colony Indl. Area,
  • Narela Indl. Estate,
  • Bawana Indl. Estate,
  • Khanjhawala Indl. Estate,
  • PVC Bazar Tikri Kalan

What are the important aspect to understand before setup of factory in Delhi

  1. Location of unit- Location is very important aspect of any factory, designated industrial area where any one can setup factory.
  2. Activity of business- some of the manufacturing activity is prohibited or restricted in Delhi, kindly verify your activity before planning
  3.  Layout of factory- Occupier can set up his factory only in Ground floor.

What are important documents for registration of DPCC consent/NOC for Factories?

  1. Rent Agreement/Property paper
  2. CA Letter
  3. Layout Plan
  4. Manufacturing Process Details
  5. MCD license (If any)

Procedure for application of DPCC Certificate NOC.

  • Verify your activity of manufacturing and location of unit
  • Create user id and password on DPCC website by using your mob no and email id
  • Fill the application as per the norms and upload required documents
  • Documents will verify by the pollution department.
  • Inspection officer will come and inspect the source of trade effluent/emission
  • After inspection file will be sent for committee meeting
  • DPCC certificate will be issued after Metting
  • Occupier can download DPCC certificate from Website.

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