Punjab Pollution Control Board Certificate | PPCB Registration | NOC

Punjab Pollution Control Board Certificate | PPCB Registration | NOC

Punjab Pollution Control Board(PPCB)

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Any individual or business entity is required to have a Punjab Pollution Board Registration or Punjab Pollution Board license who are engaged in manufacturing activity, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, or clinics in Punjab to make sure that the particular activity is compliant with the Punjab Pollution Control Board and that the air or water pollution by the business activity is within the limits set by the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

The consent certificate from the Punjab Pollution Control Committee is also known as a Pollution Board license or Pollution Department NOC. For the White Category of Business, the Pollution certificate is called the Pollution Board Registration while For the Green and Amber Category of Business activity, the Certificate is called the Punjab Pollution Board Consent. There are 2 types of consent issued by the Punjab Pollution Board. For establishing a business, the Consent to Establish (CTE) certificate is issued, i.e. construction of the factory premises, installation of the machinery etc while after the Consent to Establish (CTE) certificate, the Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate is issued when the business becomes fully operational.

For the white category of business, the validity of the Punjab Pollution Board Registration is 7 years and for the green and amber business category, the validity of the Consent to Establish (CTE) certificate, is generally one year or till the construction of the factory premises and installation of the machinery.  For the green category, the validity of the Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate is up to ten years and for the amber category of business activities it is up to five years. 

The Requirement of the Punjab Pollution Control Board certificate is mainly for any individual or a business entity who is engaged in the manufacturing of articles in factory premises, having hospitals, hotels, restaurants and any other health care establishment, under the jurisdiction of Punjab State. 

The procedure for online application for Punjab Pollution Control Certificate includes:

  • Submission of initial details and creating a login id and password on the website of the Punjab Pollution Control Board. 
  • Applicant must submit all the details of the business, Company name, address of the business, nature of work, usage and wastage of water, any kind of emission, details of the DG Set, Boiler, Oven etc. 
  • After that, the fee is deposited online. 
  • The Registration for the White category of business is issued and the application is automatically forwarded for a green and orange category, to the concerned officer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board. The concerned officer may visit the applicant’s factory premises or the hotel, restaurant, hospital etc and issue some clarifications. The Certificate is issued, once the clarification raised by the concerned authority is suitably answered.

Submission of the applications for a pollution license or the certificate is issued through OCMMS which means Online Consent Management and Monitoring System of the Punjab Pollution Control Board while the Punjab Region is divided into various zones, each with a separate Consent Management Cell is done through CMC which means Consent Management Cell of the Punjab Pollution Board.

For the green and Orange categories, the Government fee depends on a letter issued by the Chartered Accountant, stating the total project cost of the business, and the cost incurred in setting up a business enterprise. The laboratory testing fee ranges between Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 for Boiler, Oil and Grease Trap, Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) or Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). 

No business activity can be performed in the residential area as per the Punjab Pollution Board notification. In the commercial areas, the white category of business can be set up along with the hotels, restaurants and healthcare establishments. In an Industrial area, the manufacturing business activities under green and amber categories can only be performed. 

The white category certificate issued by Punjab Pollution Board has a lifetime validity, the Green category Consent to Operate (CTO) has a validity of 10 years, while the validity for Orange category CTO is 5 years & for red category CTO is 3 years.

The Pollution Certificate issued by the Punjab Pollution Board is an address specific certificate, if the address changes, then the applicant has to apply again to the Board for a certificate for the new address.

The certificates issued by the Punjab Pollution Board are white, green, orange & red category CTE, CTOs. The Pollution Board also issues certificates for plastic waste management, battery waste, hazardous waste, solid waste & Bio-medical waste authorizations.


The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) was constituted under the Punjab State Government on 3rd February in the year 1975 after the enactment of the Water Act, 1974 to preserve wholesome water to ensure the safety and health of people living in the State and to keep a check on environmental degradation. Then after the enactment of other environmental laws, the responsibility to implement them was also entrusted to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). 

Punjab State Pollution Control Board is established as a regulatory authority for implementing the various pollution control laws in the state. Uniform environmental laws are adopted by the Punjab State Government that were enacted by the Central Government to control environmental pollution in the State.

The Punjab Government has adopted the following laws to control environmental pollution in its state. The Government of India under the Ministry of Environment & Forest has also framed Rules related management of Hazardous, bio-medical, municipal solid waste, recycled plastic, used batteries, noise pollution, and the Protection of the Ozone layer. All these rules are framed under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, of 1986.

Categories of Industries under Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Certificate

For ensuring that the business is formed in a manner that is in line with environmental protection, the classification is used. The standards will encourage industrial sectors to embrace cleaner technologies, which will ultimately lead to less pollution being produced. Another advantage of the new classification system is that it makes it easier for businesses to evaluate themselves since past assessments were subjective. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) classifies the industries into different colours that include: 

  • Red Category: Heavily Polluted 
  • Orange Category: Moderately Polluted 
  • Green Category: Less Polluted 
  • White Category: Almost not polluted and does not need a NOC

Objectives of PPCB- Punjab Pollution Control Board 

  • To control pollution at the source with regard to the techno-economic feasibility of liquid effluents and gaseous emissions.
  • To ensure no pollution in the natural waters by the discharge of untreated sewage of the cities.
  • To maximize reuse and recycling of sewage and trade effluents and use of treated effluent on lands for irrigation and for industrial purposes after the appropriate treatment.
  • To minimize the pollution control requirements whenever necessary, by the judicious location of the recently established or relocated industries.
  • By educating the business community and local government, raise awareness about environmental degradation. 
  • To improve the skills for controlling pollution through training, laboratory development, and bolstering of infrastructure and staff. 
  • To perform a function in the direction of effective control of water and air pollution and to maintain and restore the quality of water and air for most designated uses.

PPCB Punjab Pollution Control Board Compliance | Documents

The documents required for filing an application to Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Consent are the following:

  • Aadhar Card and Pan card of Authorized person 
  • Certificate of Incorporation (CIN), in case of a Private Company
  • PAN Card of the unit, in case of Partnership
  • Authorization letter except in case of Proprietorship
  • Proof of Ownership
  • CA Letter for total project cost
  • GST Certificate
  • Rent Agreement
  • Detailed Project Report
  • Utility Bill
  • Layout Plan/ Site Plan 
  • FSSAI Certificate, in case of food business

How to Apply for NOC from Punjab Pollution Control Board?

  • Complete the Common Application to receive regulatory services. 
  • Dully completing the service form.
  • A list of the supporting documents that are included with the application. 
  • Remit fees 
  • The final certificate can be downloaded from the Web. 

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Functions of the Punjab Pollution Control Board(PPCB)

  • To plan programs for abatement, prevention, and control of pollution and to secure the execution thereof
  • To collect and disseminate all the information related to abatement, prevention, and control of pollution
  • To inspect the sewage, trade effluent treatment, disposal facilities, and air pollution control system and to review plans, specifications, or any data relating to the treatment plants, disposal system, and air pollution control system in relation to the consent granted by it.
  • To support and encourage developments in the field of control of pollution, waste recycling, waste reuse, etc.
  • To guide and educate businesses about improving the environment by suggesting the appropriate pollution control techniques.
  • To create public awareness in regard to the clean and healthy environment
  • To attend to public complaints related to pollution in the state.

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