About Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Delhi Pollution Control Committee is an autonomous regulatory body that was established on 1st July 1991. A notification was made on 15/03/1991 where all the powers of the Central Pollution Control Board were delegated to DPCC. Powers were delegated on the basis of section 4 (4) of the Water Act and section 6 of the Air Act.

DPCC acts as a regulatory body for the implementation of various Environmental/Pollution Control Laws, which were enacted by the Parliament and notified by the MoEF (Ministry of External Affairs). This organization is headed by a Chairman, DPCC [Secretary (Environment and Forest), Delhi Government].

Objectives of Delhi Pollution Control Committee

  • Sustainable Development: It is a very wide concept that encompasses economic growth along with environmental protection and social equity.
  • Prevention: Delhi Pollution Control Committee prevents natural resources from getting depleted.
  • Waste management: It is important to efficiently manage waste to protect the environment.
  • Consumer awareness: Delhi Pollution Control Committee also creates awareness in the society by convincing the people to CFL, Paper Bags, public transport and not burning firecrackers.
  • Compliance: Delhi Pollution Control Committee also launched Master Plan Delhi 2021. And according to this, DPCC has laid down some guidelines for industries and Health Care establishments to reduce environment Pollutant in Delhi.

Main Functions of Delhi Pollution Control Committee

As per the Water, Air and Noise Act, the main functions of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee are as follows:

  1. Granting of certificates to the categories falling under Green and Orange categories and setup in conforming areas.
  2. Providing authorization to the hospitals, Animal clinics, clinics, Blood Banks, etc.
  3. Giving guidance on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution and improvement of the quality of air.
  4. Organize a comprehensive mass media awareness on the prevention, control, and abatement of water and air pollution through mass media.
  5. It is responsible for collecting, compiling and publishing technical and statistical data relating to water and air pollution and the measures devised for their effective prevention, control, and abatement.
  6. DPCC also prepare manuals, codes, and guidelines relating to treatment and disposal of sewage and trade effluents as well as for stack gas cleaning devices, stacks, and ducts.
  7. It also disperses information in respect of matters relating to water and air pollution and their prevention and control
  8. It lays down standards for the treatment of sewage and trade effluents and emissions from automobiles, industrial plants, and any other polluting source.
  9. DPCC is also responsible for developing reliable and economically viable methods of treatment of sewage, trade effluents, and air pollution control equipment.
  10. Furthermore, it also assesses the quality of ambient water and air, and inspect wastewater treatment installations, air pollution control equipment, industrial plants or manufacturing process to evaluate their performance and to take steps for the prevention, control, and abatement of air and water pollution.

DPCC classification and categorization

Category Total Industries
Red category 73
Orange category 253
Green category 120
White category 203

The DPCC has classified 649 industries in Delhi in different categories based on their pollution indexes. The categories are Red, Orange, Green and White.

Except for white categories, every other category is to ascertain a No Objection Certificate from DPCC. This certificate is in the form of Consent To Operate and Consent To Establish. Red category industries are not permitted to operate in the NCR, due to their high polluting nature.

White categories are not to ascertain any of these consents because these industries are practically non-polluting in nature.

Importance of Delhi Pollution Control Committee Consent

  • It is essential while setting up any new industry and any existing ones as well
  • NOC is essential for setting up or changing electricity connection
  • Industry owner need these certificates to set up or change water connection

An industry requires DPCC consent to obtain the following:

  • License from Municipality Authority.
  • License from police or Eating House License
  • NOC from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA)
  • NOC from the fire department
  • License for International Trade

Who requires the NOC?

  • Manufacturing entities
  • Health care Establishments
  • Traders
  • E-waste management entities
  • Solid waste management entities
  • Hazardous waste management entities
  • Battery waste management entities
  • Bio-medical waste management entities
  • Plastic waste management entities

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DPCC?
What is the classification done by the Master Plan Delhi 2021?
What are the prohibited/negative industries according to the DPCC?
What is the validity of the DPCC license?
Does any industry involved in the trading activity need this consent?
Who is eligible for obtaining consent?
Our industry does not emit water/air pollutants. Do we need to apply for consent?
What is Master Plan Delhi 2021?
What is the White category in pollution?
How can only apply for DPCC consent?

Delhi Pollution Control Committee has made it mandatory for every industry operating in Delhi to obtain DPCC license. For this, why don’t you let us do all the work while you sit back and relax? Our team will make sure that you obtain this certificate within 30-35 working days. In case you have any queries, you should contact us at +91 8750008585 or email us at [email protected].