UP Pollution Control Board Certificate | Registration | Compliance | NOC

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB)

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Any person or business entity engaged in manufacturing, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, or clinics must have a Pollution Control Board Registration or Pollution Board licence to ensure that a particular activity complies with the rules and regulations of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and that the air or water pollution caused by the business activity is within the limits set by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

As per the guidelines of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, the manufacturing activities have been divided into White category Business Activity, Green Category, Orange and Red Category Business activities depending on the amount of water, air or noise pollution created during the commencement of a particular commercial activity.

White Category

The white category of business activity, according to the UP Pollution Control Board involves any commercial/manufacturing activity that produces little or no pollution during its operations. When an undertaking is applied by the applicant, then NOC is issued by the State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).

Green Category

Any commercial activity that produces minimum or moderate water or air pollution during its operational stage is included in Green Category Business Activity. UP Pollution Control Board issues a certificate to commence this type of business activity which is called Consent to Establish (CTE) and the business owner/entity can apply online for this certificate after submitting the requisite Government fee. The business owner/entity has to apply for a Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate for a validity of up to 10 years, once the CTE certificate is issued and the factory setup is complete.

Orange Category

Any commercial activity that produces average levels of water, air, or noise pollution is included in the Orange category of business activity. The procedure for applying to UP Pollution Board NOC is the same as for Green Category. For the Consent to Operate (CTO), the applicant can apply for up to 5 years of validity. In some cases of business activities to control pollution, the applicant may be required to install a pollution control device/equipment.

Red Category

Any commercial activity that produces above-average levels of water, air, or noise pollution is included in the Red category of business activity. The procedure for applying to UP Pollution Board NOC is the same as for Green Category. For the Consent to Operate (CTO), the applicant can apply for up to 3 years of validity. In some cases of business activities to control pollution, the applicant may be required to install a pollution control device/equipment. These devices may include Oil and Grease Trap (OGT) installation, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) for domestic sewage, and Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for industrial wastewater.

Pollution Board Certificate is required for the construction of Premises (Land) or Installation of machinery (constructed premises).  Application of other licenses which include

  • Application for Liquor License
  • Application for Trade license
  • Application for Health Trade License
  • Application for Department of Tourism
  • Application for new electricity connection
  • Application for Boring NOC
  • Application for Eating House
  • Application for Factory License

  1. Aadhar Card of the Authorized Person
  2. Pan card 
  3. Rent Agreement
  4. Detailed Project Report
  5. Layout Plan/Naksha
  6. CIN certificate for Private/Public Limited Companies
  7. Application for Eating House
  8. Electricity bill

The CTE certificates for one year or for completion of work, whichever is earlier are issued by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) issues. From UPPCB, the extension can also be availed for valid reasons.

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) issues CTO from one year to up to 10 years, depending on the category of business activity.

  1. Lifetime Authorization for import and trading of Iron & Aluminium Scrap
  2. E-waste Management Authorization
  3. Battery waste Management Authorization
  4. Bio-Medical waste Authorization
  5. Solid waste Management Authorization
  6. Construction and Demolition waste Authorization
  7. Hazardous waste Authorization or Scrap Dealer Certificate
  8. Plastic waste Management Authorization


After submitting the initial details, the applicant must create a login id and password on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and 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 and deposit the fee online. For the White category of business, the registration is issued while for the green, orange and red categories, the application is automatically forwarded to the concerned officer of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The concerned officer may visit the applicant’s factory premises or the hotel, restaurant, hospital etc and issue some clarifications and the Certificate is issued once the clarification raised by the concerned authority is suitably answered.

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


Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is a statutory organization entrusted to implement Environmental Laws and rules within the jurisdiction of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. U.P. Water Pollution Prevention and Control Board, constituted on February 3, 1975, initially under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act., 1974, was consequently rechristened as UP Pollution Control Board on 13th July 1982, subsequent to the enactment of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board was also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 along with other responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986.

Who Needs UPPCB - Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board Compliance?

  • Manufacturing Entities
  • Health Care Establishment
  • Traders
  • E-Waste Management Entities
  • Solid Waste Management Entities
  • Hazardous Waste Management Entities
  • Battery Waste Management Entities Battery
  • Plastic Waste Management Entities
  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Entities

What are the Pollution Categories under UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) Consent?

The categorization is based on the relative pollution potential of the industrial sectors and pollutants likely to be generated based on raw material consumption and manufacturing processes adopted. The categorization of Industrial Sectors will be based on their Pollution Index Scores as follows:

  • Red category- Score of 60/more (60+ existing industries)
  • Orange category- Score of 41 – 59 (83+ existing industries)
  • Green category- Score of 21 – 40 (91+ existing industries)
  • White category- Score of 20 or less (192+ existing industries)

White Category

The government has come up with the concept of ‘White Category’ which is launched in an attempt to segregate the least polluting industry. Though, these industries do not require any consent certificate because of their non-polluting nature. The industries falling under this category operates in accordance with UPPCB categories, the white category industry type has a pollution index from 0-20. This is considered the least pollution industry type.

Green Category

Industries with a pollution index of 21 to 40 fall under the Green category. It is essential for these industries to submit consent before forming the industry. As these are considered polluting industries, these industries have to get consent to operate and consent to establish.

Orange Category

These industries cover the pollution index of 41 to 59. Orange category industries cannot commence their business without submitting a consent certificate. And just like in the green category, orange category industries also have to submit consent certificates before establishing and operating the industry.

Red Category

Ministry of Environment & Forests has put excessively polluting industries under the red category. Additionally, these are not allowed to work in an environmentally delicate or under-ensured territory. Every industry that deposits hazardous and noxious materials comes under the Red category industries.

Industries coming under this category are not permitted to function in UP jurisdiction. There are some red-category industries that deal with perilous chemicals, automobiles, mining, Bio-medical waste, etc. The red category covers business sectors whose pollution index is above 60.

What are the Documents Required to Obtain Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board NOC | Certificate| License?

The application forms are accessible on the site of the UP Pollution Control Board Registration. The forms can be downloaded from the official site. A large portion of the structures are in English, yet there are a few structures that are in Hindi also. The following documents must be joined alongside the structures to acquire consent to build up –

  • Pan Card, Aadhaar Card with a Registered mobile number
  • A cover letter expressing the sort of industry & activities that the business expects to perform. The letter needs to depict the total data about the item or items which the business will produce.
  • Copy of sale deed or rent deed which the organization has received.
  • MOA & AOA if it is an organization or copy of Partnership deed if it is a Partnership firm.
  • Site plan and design plan of the business.
  • Schematic chart of streets, forest area, rural fields, neighbourhood, and other significant zones within two kilometres of the business.
  • Complete subtleties of the manufacturing procedure of each item to be created by the business.
  • A copy of the land use certificate along with the land use change certificate, if any.
  • Auditor certification verified by Chartered Accountant
  • Complete information regarding wastewater balance and underground water balance
  • A copy of the Consent fee
  • Copy of groundwater report, Municipality/Local Body Water Connection Certificate.
  • The proposition of a sewage treatment plant (STP) with complete subtleties of the treatment approach to be utilized and the method of removal of waste by different units of the units.
  • Steps to be taken to monitor air pollution
  • FSSAI Certificate for food businesses, if any
  • Steps to be taken in case of usage of hazardous chemicals and data related to material safety
  • Environment clearance certificate from MOEF
  • Valid consent from the state pollution control board for the purchaser for import and signed undertaking from the purchaser (Only for Import application)
  • Biomedical waste agreement (only for clinics and hospitals)
  • Medical Council Certificate (only for clinics and hospitals.

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Functions of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is mandated to perform certain functions to monitor and control the pollution in Industrial Units in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Some of the major functions and duties of the U. P Pollution Control Board are as follows:

  • Give a proposal to the Uttar Pradesh Government on any issue concerning the prevention and control of water and air contamination and improvement of the nature of air.
  • Conduct consumer awareness programs on the avoidance and control of air and water pollution and waste administration through broad communications.
  •  Gather, compile, and prepare a list of technical and statistical data pertaining to air and water contamination.
  •  Set out the standard of sewage and exchange effluents for release from modern plants, vehicles, and Health Care establishments.
  •  To help with the development of new innovations for the treatment of sewage, exchange effluents, and control hardware.
  • Issuance of consent certificates to ventures falling in various classifications, for example, Orange, Green, and White.

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  •  For asbestos manufacturing
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  •  For battery manufacturing
  •  For beehive coke plant
  •  For boilers using agricultural waste
  •  For briquet-coal industry
  •  For bullion refining
  •  For calcium carbide
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  •  For electroplating industry
  •  For fertiliser industry
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  •  For gas-naphtha-based industry
  •  For glass industry
  •  For grain processing
  •  For hotel industry
  •  For the oil drilling industry
  •  For the iron and steel industry
  •  For the jute processing industry
  •  For leather tanneries
  •  For lime kilns
  •  For the man-made fibre industry
  •  For the pesticides and formulation industry
  •  For petrochemicals
  •  For rayon industry.pdf
  •  For reheating furnaces
  •  For the slaughter-houses meat industry
  •  For small boilers
  •  For soft coke
  •  For starch industry
  •  For stone-crushing units
  •  For sulphuric acid
  •  For thermal power plants
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  •  Inorganic chemical industry
  •  Large paper and pulp industry
  •  Sugar
  •  Tannery after primary treatment
  •  Temperature limit 
  •  Thermal Power Plants
  •  Water quality criteria for bathing water
  •  Water quality standards for coastal regions

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