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Pollution Control License/NOC

Pollution Control License/ NOC/ Consent
Pollution Control License/ NOC/ Consent

Every Industrial, Commercial unit which generates wastewater, emits air emissions, generates hazardous waste has to obtain prior permission from concerned Pollution Control Board in form of License/ NOC/ Consent To Establish (CTE), Consent To Operate (CTO) under Air and Water Act & Authorization under Hazardous Waste Rules.

CPCB has developed the criteria of categorization of industrial sectors based on the Pollution Index which is a function of the emissions (air pollutants), effluents (water pollutants), hazardous wastes generated and consumption of resources.

The Pollution Index PI of any industrial sector is a number from 0 to 100 and the increasing value of PI denotes the increasing degree of pollution load from the industrial sector. Based on this industry has been categorized into white, green, Orange and Red Category.

In times of increasing focus on environmental protection and tighter norms for compliance, getting Pollution Control License for Industrial/Commercial units in Delhi NCR (Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad & Gurgaon) region is very crucial and Green Genra has expertise in this. Industrial activities are categorized into Red, Orange, Green and White category based on Pollution Index score. Based on the category of units, application for Consent to Establish, Consent to Operate application are filed in respective Pollution Control Boards. Pollution License is granted by Pollution Control Boards after all the compliances are followed as required.

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Categorization of Industries under Red, Orange, Green and White Category
White Category Industry Sectors having Pollution Index score incl. & upto 20
Green Category Industry Sectors having Pollution Index score of 21 to 40
Orange Category Industry Sectors having Pollution Index score of 41 to 59
Red Category Industry Sectors having Pollution Index score of 60 and above
Steps for obtaining Pollution Control License
  • The process starts with Consent to Establish (CTE) application. It is a kind of prior intimation to concerned Pollution Control Board/ Committee about the proposed project and its pollution potential before establishment of the unit.
  • After this unit can establish, install machinery and infrastructure as per requirement. Further installation and testing of Pollution Control Devices takes place. 
  • Consent to Operate (CTO) Application, once all installation and set up work is completed and unit is ready to start operation, then unit has to file for Consent to Operate (CTO).
  • Hazardous Waste generating Industry, needs to apply for Authorization under Hazardous Waste Rules.  
  • These application s are processed by the Pollution control Boards/ committee. If the application is correct in all respect, the official would process the application for grant of Consent certificate. However if the application is lacking some document or information, then the official will either raise clarification or may also reject the application.
How we can help you obtain Pollution Control License

Our Customer Executive would line up with you and collect necessary documents and information based on your Business Activity. We will file Consent to Establish Application

Pollution Control Norms

As applicable to your industry, Pollution Control Devices such as Oil and Grease Trap, Effluent Treatment Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, Wet Scrubber, Dust Collector would be installed by our team

Lab Testing

Next the waste water testing/ air emission monitoring of the installed pollution control devices is done to ensure the adequacy and efficiency of the device installed. Then Consent to operate application is filed.


Once Application is completed in all respect your application would be processed for grant of license. In case of any query from department, follow up with the department for the License would be done.

Documents Required for Pollution License
  1. Aadhar Card of Applicant
  2. Pan Card of Company/Partnership firm
  3. Rent Agreement if applicable
  4. Water and Electricity Bill
  5. Layout Plan
  6. Undertaking
  7. Project Report
  8. Lab Test Reports  


Complete Solution for Your All Pollution Control Related Queries

We offer complete range of solutions varying from Environmental Compliances and Documentation related to Pollution Control Boards to installation of Pollution Control Devices such as Sewage Treatment Plant, Effluent Treatment Plant,  Oil and Grease Trap, Wet Scrubber, Dust Collector, Bag Filters.

Our Team Consists of Environmental Engineers, Ex Pollution Control Committee Officials having experience in various spheres of environment for catering different needs of Industrial/Commercial units. As we are focussed only on environmental sector, we can provide to the point solutions to Industrial/Commercial units for any issue related to this sector and make them complaint with pollution control norms..  

We also provide Remedial Solutions to Industries who have been issued Show Cause Notices, Modified Directions, Closure Directions in case of non compliance of Pollution Control Norms. Onsite Training of Staff for handling pollution norms/ Skill development of Operator of ETP/ STP from Environmental Experts is also offered.

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