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About Pollution Control Certificate

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) 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. If your business comes under the purview of this list, then getting a pollution control certificate is a must for you.

There are 4 categories under which the companies are divided from a pollution point of view, they are:

  • Red : Highly Polluting
  • Orange: Medium pollution
  • Green: Minimal Pollution
  • White: Zero pollution

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All the companies falling in these categories have to mandatorily apply for a PUC before commencing their business. Applying for the PUC requires a procedure to be followed which is a bit complex.

Pollution Control Certificate Pricing

We have a single-window package for this service:


  • Complete document preparation
  • Online filing
  • Liasioning with government

Documents Required

Every application for CTE shall be made in Form II in the case of any industry. This process has been moved online. The requirements vary from location to location and we will handle all the variations in them for you.

  1. Copy of attested Sale Deed /Lease Deed or any other relevant documents as proof to ensure possession of the site/factory for which application is made by the applicant
  2. Copy of attested Memorandum of Articles in case of Public/Private sectors or registered partnership deed in case of the partnership company
  3. Layout plan showing the location of various process equipment, utilities like boiler, generator, etc, effluent treatment plant, outlet location, non-hazardous and hazardous waste storage yard.
  4. Topo sketch showing the distance of water bodies, roads, existing/proposed residential areas, agricultural lands, important religious locations, educational institutions, ancient monuments, archeological places, and other sensitive areas for 1 KM. radius from the units
  5. The detailed manufacturing process for each product along with a detailed process flow chart.
  6. Details of Water Balance and wastewater balance for the process
  7. Details of Material balance for each product and process
  8. Land use classification certificate as obtained from CMDA/ DTCP/LPA
  9. Auditor’s Certificate with a break up details for the proposed Gross fixed Assets duly certified by a Chartered Accountant in the prescribed format
  10. Consent fee under Water and Air Acts payable to the Board
  11. Groundwater clearance obtained from the competent Authority(If applicable)
  12. Sewage Treatment Plant(STP) proposal which must contain details of design characteristics of sewage, treatment methodology, mode of disposal, design criteria for various units, detailed drawing of STP and its layout, a diagram showing the hydraulic profile and mode of disposal of treated sewage and its adequacy(If applicable)
  13. Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) proposal which must contain details including breakup quantity of water requirement with sources, breakup quantity of trade effluent, sources of trade effluent, characteristics of wastewater, treatment methodology, mode of disposal, design criteria for various units, detailed drawing of ETP and its layout, a diagram showing the hydraulic profile and mode of disposal of treated effluent and its adequacy (If applicable)
  14. Air pollution control (APC) measures proposal which must contain the details regarding fuels used, sources of emission, characteristics, concentration, and quality of pollutant, proposal along with design criteria and drawing for the proposed APC measures, adequacy of APC measures, and stack, odor/noise-causing operations and its specific odor/noise control measures(If applicable)
  15. In the case of hazardous chemicals used as raw materials, the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be enclosed for each and every item. If the quantity of the hazardous chemicals handled is more than the threshold limit, the unit shall furnish any one or combination of the following documents as required under the MSIHC Rules (If applicable).: Risk assessment report/Onsite emergency preparedness plan/Off-site emergency preparedness plan
  16. In the case of transport of hazardous chemicals, details of chemicals transported, method of transport, and its safety measures (If applicable)
  17. Industries attracting EIA Notification shall submit Environmental Clearance obtained from the MOEF/SEIAA along with the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (If applicable).
  18. CRZ clearance obtained from the competent Authority (If applicable)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are our answers to the questions that you might have with respect to the PUC for companies:

My company is the list can I do without a PUC for companies?

No, you cannot, it’s a legal offense to conduct business without it.

How much time will it take?

It can take 1 month plus for the entire process to get completed.


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