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PCB License

PCB License

PCB License in Gaur City

A formal organisation known as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was established in September 1974 in accordance with the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Additionally, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 gave the CPCB the authority and responsibility to carry out its duties.

By preventing, controlling, and reducing water pollution, it serves to enhance the purity of streams and wells in various States; (ii) improve air quality; and (iv) prevent, regulate, or reduce air pollution nationwide.

Required consent certificates for Pollution license:

 Consent to Establish: The State Pollution Control Board’s official consent to establish a business must be obtained before beginning business-starting operations like construction. Anyone can start the building or start the business phase, but only after obtaining this CTE (consent to establish).

Consent to Operate: After the construction is finished and the building is ready to serve as the company’s headquarters, the setting up phase is complete, the individual is required to obtain a second official consent from the State Pollution Control Board. This second consent is known as the consent to operate, or CTO. This legal authorization for the person to start using the building is valid for five years from the time it was granted. However, other states may not see the consent as being legitimate.

How to Apply ? Required documents

Obtain NOC/CTE

Send an application to the regional representative of the state pollution control board along with information on the site, plans for pollution control, and certificates of industry registration. Regional officers may be contacted for a NOC.

By visiting the website of your State's pollution control board, you can submit your application online.

  • Satellite image of the project location
  • The layout of the project location
  • Project report with details of manufacturing methods and raw materials
  • Proof of Investment
  • Environmental statement
  • NOC Compliance report/Consent conditions in the form
  • Certificate of completion of the effluent treatment plant or add-on pollution control
  • Compliance with Environment clearance criteria


Industries are granted NOCs and pollution licences by the state pollution control board.

Industries in the red category are given CTOs that are good through the end of March.

Industries in the orange category are given CTOs that are good through the end of September.

Industries in the green category are given CTOs that are good through December.