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Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)

Delhi Pollution Control Committee is commonly known as DPCC. It is an autonomous regulatory body which was established in 1991. It was reconstituted in 2012 and currently consists of a Chairman, member secretary, representatives of various government department, experts in the field of environment and NGOs. The Central Pollution Control Board has given all its power and function to DPCC.

The Main motto of the organization is to create awareness about sustainable development by ensuring improvement in the quality of the environment in Delhi NCR.

DPCC issues various certificates, licenses, NOCs and consent certificates to ensure that the proposed business entity does not harm the environment.

If there is a change in the production process or setting up in industries, capacity improvement, modernization, a provision has been made where one needs first to obtain a No objection certificate from the board.

Objectives of DPCC

  • The DPCC is committed to provide sustainable development by improving the quality of the environment. Sustainable development is basically balancing the need for economic growth with environmental concerns.
  • DPCC prevents air, water and noise pollution. It also aids in the conservation of natural resources.
  • It helps to improve environmental performance by providing a better quality of life to delhities.
  • It also implements efficient and effective waste management, which helps to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
  • It also helps to improve workplace environmental quality.
  • It helps in environmental awareness and consumer awareness, and it helps in rainwater harvesting, water recycling, composting, use of metro and bicycles etc. it also helps to reduce pollution by spreading awareness about the use of paper bags, public transport and harmful effect of firecrackers.
  • DPCC has also laid down guidelines for health care facilities and industries to reduce pollution.
  • One of the main objectives is to mitigate climate change by reducing the carbon emission and ensuring protection to the environment.

Functions of DPCC

  • It gives recommendation to the government on the matters related to prevention and control of pollution of water and air and improvement in the quality of air.
  • It helps organize consumer awareness program
  • It helps to collect, compile and prepare the technical and statistical data which is related to pollution.
  • The DPCC also lays down the standard of sewage and trade effluents and emission from industrial and health care establishments.
  • It helps to develop technologies for sewage treatment and trade effluents treatments.
  • The DPCC has the authority to issue consent certificates to industries, and issue an authorization to industries and health care establishment.

Categorization of Industries according to DPCC

The industries situated in Delhi are categorized into Red, Orange, Green and White category, indicating a classification of a total of 649 industries.

Only Red, Orange and Green category need to apply for Consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate (CTO) under the Air and Water Act. The Industries which come under the white category don’t need these certificate, and it is only required to intimate DPCC within 30 days of the establishment of business with an undertaking.

According to a recent notification dated 10.06.2019, the white category industries are required to register online on the DPCC website. The white category units applying for registration have to pay a one time fee of Rs. 10,000/-

Classification of industries

  • Red Category- 73 Industries
  • Orange Category-  253 Industries
  • Green category-  120 Industries
  • White Category- 203 industries

The following areas are classified by Master Plan Delhi 2021, which is the main parameter for issuing consent to establish and Consent to operate certificate-

  • Industrial area
  • Non-industrial area
  • Redevelopment area

Why do we need a DPCC certificate?

We need the DPCC certificates and licenses for the following reasons-

  • Establishing a new industry or continuing an existing one.
  • For having a new electricity connection or changing the connection.
  • For having a new water connection or changing the connection.
  • To obtain a license or renewal from the Municipal authority.
  • To obtain a license or renewal from the Police Department or eating house license.
  • To obtain NOC from the Central Ground Water Authority and the Fire department.
  • To obtain a license for international trade.

Who needs a DPCC certificate?

  • Manufacturing Entities
  • Health care Establishments
  • Traders
  • E-waste Management entities.
  • Solid waste Management entities
  • Hazardous Waste Management entities
  • Battery Waste Management entities
  • Plastic Waste Management entities
  • Bio-Medical Waste Management entities

Documents required for Orange and green category

  • Pan card
  • Aadhar card must be linked with updated Mobile No.
  • Pan card of the unit in case of Partnership/Company
  • Authorization letter (except Proprietorship)
  • Municipal or Industry license
  • Factory or Trade or health Trade License
  • Proof of registration of the unit
  • CA Letter for total project cost
  • Site Plan or Naksha.
  • FSSAI Certificate for food businesses
  • Electricity bill
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Water Bill
  • GST Certificate

Documents required for White category

All the above documents and information are required in the case for white industry except for CA letter, layout plan and project report for intimation under this category.

The validity of DPCC NOC or Consent Certificate

CTE and CTO under the orange category is issued for a maximum of five years, and in case of green category, it can be issued for a maximum of ten years. It is a renewal certificate.

If any business entity changes its business activity or expands, it is required to file a fresh consent from the DPCC.

Procedure to obtain DPCC CTE/CTO Consent in case of White industry

  • Document collection
  • Business activity verification
  • Categorization of industry
  • online submission of documents
  • DPCC undertaking generation
  • Certificate generation
  • Submission of Singed hard copy to the DPCC
  • Issuance of CTO certificate

Procedure in case of Green and Orange industry

  • Document collection
  • Business activity verification
  • Check if site under Industrial area, if yes then submit documents.
  • If the site is under redevelopment are then SDM letter or industry inspection letter is required. If the site is not under redevelopment area then refusal of DPCC consent.
  • After all the checking, submit documents online
  • DTE application generation
  • Submission of a signed CTE hard copy application
  • Issuance of CTE certificate
  • Check is there is requirement of pollution control device
  • If yes then, one needs to install pollution control equipment
  • DPCC Lab monitoring of Control equipment
  • Generation of DPCC CTO application
  • Submission of a signed CTO application to DPCC
  • Issuance of CTO certificate

Prohibited / Negative Industries as per DPCC

DPCC has a list of prohibited industries which shall not be permitted to be set up in Delhi according to the Master Plan of 2021. The existing industry situated in Delhi which is in prohibited category need to relocate outside Delhi.

How to obtain consent/NOC from DPCC with LawyerINC

  • Connect with our team of experts
  • Get a callback
  • Our Expert will consult you
  • Submit the required documents
  • Filing of Application
  • Follow-up with the authorities.
  • Track Progress
  • End to end service

*Any fee, stamp duty, and miscellaneous charges shall be payable extra.

LawyerINC does not take any charges/tax on government fees. If you are seeking help to complete the formalities for your establishment, we are here for you. Our team will draft and file an application, and our consultant will follow up with DPCC. Do contact us in case of any query related to DPCC consent certificate, NOC and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Can DPCC grant a consent certificate to the industries which are located in the non confirming area?

    No, the DPCC has the authority to only grant consents to conforming units as per the Master Plan of 2021

  • 2. What is the duration for deciding the application for consent to establish or operate?

    The DPCC takes approximately four months to decide on an application after the receipt of completion of the application.

  • 3. What is the fee of consent certificate?

    You can go to the website for the fees concerns. http://dpccdelhigovt.nic.in

  • 4. Can we submit an online application?

    Yes, we can submit an online application.

  • 5. What are the benefits of taking services from LawyerINC?

    At LawyerINC, we have an excellent blend of experts to help you get a DPCC consent certificate, NOC or any other DPCC certificate hassle free. We are committed to offer our services to various entities at a reasonable price. Our focus is to provide quality services to our clients.

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