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What is Pollution License

pollution license/certificate is a written official consent from the State Pollution Control Board to establish or operate any business that has the potential of generating pollutants or ‘trade effluents.

The categorization of industries into four based on their respective pollution index score has helped in ensuring that any industry is constructed and operated in a manner consistent with environmental policies and objectives. The introduction of the fourth category of white non-polluting industries has urged industrial sectors to adopt cleaner manufacturing methods, hence leading to lesser pollution. Such categorization has also prompted industries to self-assess themselves and their manufacturing and waste management methodologies.

The following industries are eligible to apply for a pollution license/CTO:

  • Industries belonging to the red category must mandatorily acquire pollution licenses and will not be permitted to function in ecologically fragile or protected areas.
  • Industries belonging to the orange category.
  • Industries belonging to the green category.

Industries belonging to the white category do not require the CTO or CTE. Such industries only need to intimate the concerned SPCB or PCC prior to construction or operation initiation.

Why this License is Required?

Pollution License prevention protects the environment by conserving and protecting natural resources while strengthening economic growth through more efficient production in industry and less need for households, businesses, and communities to handle the waste.

Who can get a Pollution License?

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Chemical waste

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Smoke emissions

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Fly ashes

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Medical waste

Electrical Industry

Automotive Industry



Nuclear Fuel

Mining & Quarrying



Document Required for Pollution License

Required Documents (Mandatory)
Additional Documents, if required by authority.

Role of Shamkris and Process of Pollution License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the Pollution License?


Pollution prevention protects the environment by conserving and protecting natural resources while strengthening economic growth through more efficient production in industry and less need for households, businesses and communities to handle waste.

If you are planning on starting any business which could potentially generate pollutants such as chemical waste, detergent washing, fly ashes, smoke emissions (including cooking smoke), medical waste to name a few – also referred to as trade effluents, then you will need to make an application to the respective State 

How to Apply for A Pollution License:
  1. Obtain NOC/CTE.
  2. Submit an application with site details, plans for pollution control, and industry registration certificates to the state pollution control board’s regional officer. …
  3. You may submit your application online by logging onto your State’s pollution control board’s website.