Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Certificate | Registration | NOC | Clearance

Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Certificate | Registration | NOC | Clearance

Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board

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  • Our Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Certificate Registration services are very cost competitive and sometimes even at the lowest rates among all the service providers.

The said entity is required to apply online and obtain a certificate from the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board if a business entity is operational in any of the manufacturing, hotels, restaurants or hospitals in the territory of Jammu & Kashmir. This certificate establishes that the business is compliant with the rules and regulations of the Pollution Control Board of Jammu & Kashmir.

A Certificate from the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board is required by any private business or a Government agency having a factory or a manufacturing facility, a hotel or a restaurant or running a health care establishment such as hospitals, clinics, or laboratories. 

Applicants must apply online at the official web portal of the Pollution Control Board. First of all, the login Id and password are created and then the complete details in the application are created along with the submission of the Government fee. The inspection of the site and issuing of any clarifications is conducted by the concerned Pollution Control Board and the certificate is issued once the clarifications are submitted.

The consent certificate which is also known as Pollution License or Pollution Board Certificate/NOC is the certificate being issued to the applicant by the Jammu Kashmir Pollution Control Board. For the establishment of the factory, firstly a Consent to Establish (CTE) certificate is issued and when the business becomes operational then a Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate is issued. 

For online application, the Documents required are as follows:

  • Applicant Company details: CIN Certificate, GST Certificate, MOA, AOA, Company PAN Card
  • Address proof: Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Rent agreement, Allotment Letter, Layout Plan
  • Authorized Signatory details: Board Declaration, ID Card

The Government depends on the project cost, for a Rs.10,00,000 project cost, the fee may be Rs.1000 to Rs.2000, for one year. A fee of Rs. 5,000 is the laboratory testing fee when a DG set is installed, for Boiler, Oil and Grease Trap, Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) or a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), the laboratory testing fee ranges between Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000. 

Any business engaged in manufacturing of products, Health Care Establishments such as Hospitals, clinic, Restaurants & Hotels operating in Jammu & Kashmir, require State Pollution Control Board Certificate.  

As per Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Guidelines, no business should establish or operate without the prior consent/permission from the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board.

The white category manufacturing activity, only Undertaking is to be submitted to the Pollution Board & the acknowledgement is issued in 7 – 10 days. For the Green, orange & red category business activities, two certificates are required, Consent to Establish (CTE) & Consent to Operate (CTO). Both these certificates can be issued in 30 – 45 days each.

The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board has an online portal for applying for any pollution board certificate. The applicant can visit the official website of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board and upload his/her details and submit Govt fee online. The certificate is also uploaded on the portal only, which can then be downloaded from the same portal.

The Pollution Control Certificates issued by the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board come with a certain validity period. It is mentioned on the certificate itself. The white category certificate has a validity of 7 years, green category CTO has a validity of 10 years. The orange category certificate has a validity of five years while the red category certificate may have validity of 1-5 years.

The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board is mandated to penalize the entities found to be violating the pollution board guidelines. The penalty could range from Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000, depending on the nature of business activity and the quantity of air, water or noise pollution thus generated. Also, the Pollution Board is authorized to issue show cause notices and even issue closure notice to any business.

No. This certificate is non-transferrable. The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board Certificate, Consent to Establish (CTE) & Consent to Operate (CTO) is issued to a business entity name and for the particular address. Any change in ownership & address change require the applicant to inform the Pollution Board and get the name or address changed on the existing certificate or he/she may require to file a new application.

When an applicant registers at the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board online portal, he/she is issued a login Id and a password. The same can be used to access the online portal and track the applications.

The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Board does not have a customer care helpline as such but if the applicant visits the online portal, he can some contact numbers of the Regional officers, to whom he/she can contact for any information.

Yes. After the applicant registers on the online portal, he/she can apply for Consent to Establish (CTE), Consent to Operate (CTO), Bio-Medical Waste Management Authorization etc from the same portal.

Once the applicant files an online application to Pollution Board for a particular certificate, his/her application is forwarded to the concerned Official. The concerned official reviews the application and may ask for additional documents to be submitted. Once that is done, the official is mandated to perform site inspection and cross check all the details submitted in the application.

Any business, be it micro, small, medium or large enterprise, is required to get pollution board certificate before the commencement of the business activity. The Jammu Kashmir Pollution Board may exempt some business activities in the white category businesses, from time to time, but even then an undertaking is required to be submitted online.

Once the applicant files the application and submits required Govt fee, the certificate may be issued or rejected but the reason of rejection will be communicated to the applicant. The applicant can fulfil the pending deficiencies and apply again or may appeal to higher authority or take legal recourse, if he/she believes that a raw deal has been handed over to him/her.

Once the Pollution Certificate is issued, the applicant has to submit annual compliances, once in a year, to the State Pollution Control Board, showing that all the conditions mentioned in the certificate are being fulfilled. Also, the fitness reports of the pollution control equipment is to uploaded from time to time to ensure the smooth working of these pollution control devices.

The applicant is issued a login id and password, at the time of application. The same can be used to download the certificate in case of loss or damage of the existing pollution board certificate.


The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board was established as per a notification on the 8th of March, 1987 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974. The Board has been carrying out its responsibilities under the terms of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981. The Board was given additional responsibility in order to pass the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986 (EPA). the EPA has a vast regulatory and developmental domain in the subject of Environment Management, which is an umbrella Act and many Rules enacted under this Act from time to time addressing the various aspects of pollution. 

Objectives of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Registration?

J&K State Pollution Control Board is a statutory authority that was established in 1987 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and is vested with powers under that act, as well as the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and the Environment Protection Act, 1986, and various Rules made thereunder, to abate and control environmental pollution. The main gaol’s of this board are as follows: 

  • Control of Industrial production in the state through the issuance of permits under the Air and Water Acts for the construction and operation of industrial units. 
  • To record and share information about noise, water, and air pollution and how to prevent and regulate it. 
  • Granting Authorization in accordance with the 2008 Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, and Transboundary Movement) Rules Regulations created y the Environment Protection Act of 1986, including the Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules and other authorization. 
  • Implementation of various Environmental Laws. 
  • To provide the State government with advice on any issue relating to pollution prevention,  control, and abatement. 
  • Industrial units are required to be watched over and monitored. 

How are Industries Categorized Under the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Certification? 

The Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Committee has released a list of industrial units in accordance with the notification passed by the Central Pollution Control Board and processes broken down into Red, Orange, Green, and White categories, all of which are fully consistent and similar to the serial numbers in the CPCB list, in order to make it easier to work and share information online through the India E-track Web Portal. Several types of units are categorized under the Red category, the Green category, the Orange category, and the White category in the recently modified list. 

The State Pollution Control Board must grant industrial units listed under the Red, Orange, and Green categories permission to construct and operate, although those listed under the White category are exempt from these restrictions. Depending on the Pollution Index of the sectors in each zone, the OPCB categorizes industries. The Pollution Index has a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 denoting the most pollutant emissions from units. The following  industries are divided into categories: 

  1. Red Category: Pollution Index of 60 or more. 
  2. Orange Category:  Calculating from  41 to  59 on the Pollution index. 
  3. Green Category: Calculating from 21 to 40 for the Pollution Index. 
  4. White Category: Pollution Index up to less than 20. 

What  Consent is required under the Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Compliance?

  • Consent to Establish (CTE)

All industrial projects and units that fall into the Red, Orange, or Green Categories under the consent management guidelines of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board, are required to get a Consent to Establish (CTE) Certificate from the Board. This Consent to Establish Certificate means that the business entity has the permission of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board to complete the infrastructure requirements of the proposed business, such as constructing the factory premises/commercial building & install the required machinery and other equipment. The CTE certificate is generally issued for one year, which can be extended further. Once everything is ready & primed, the business entity may then apply for Consent to Operate (CTO). The industrial units falling under the White Category are excused from getting consent certificates CTE & CTO. Instead, they just need to notify the Board, which is sufficient. 

  • Consent to Operate (CTO) 

After the completion of infrastructure & material requirements of the business process, when the business set-up is ready to get operational, the applicant is required to apply for & get the Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate from the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Certificate. The validity of this certificate is 5 years for the red/orange category & 10 years for the green category of business activities.

 Document required for Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) NOC

  • Certificate of Incorporation (CIN)/ GST
  • Site plan
  • Plant layout plan, showing stack, drains, green belts, solid waste-disposal space and details of pollution control space etc.
  • Registration of Industries department/J&K Govt./Govt. of India
  • Details of the manufacturing process and flow sheet.
  • Industrial Project Report.

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