Protection of Environment

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Activities of the BoardConsent to Establish [formerly known as NOC/No Objection Certificates] concerning Location Clearance

In accordance with the provisions of Section 17 of the Water Act, 1974 and the Environmental Guidelines for Siting of Industries published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, the Board advises concerned authorities and concerned Departments of the Government in respect of the location of an industry which is likely to pollute water or air as a result of various processes/ operations taking place therein.

The Board critically examines the location clearance cases, and determines various conditions and requirements pertaining to environmental pollution control. These conditions are conveyed to the applicant and on receipt of the commitment by the applicant in respect of fulfilling these requirements the Board issues location clearance certificates.

The statistics concerning Consent to Establish [formerly known as NOC/ No Objection Certificates] / location clearance applications is as follow:

Sr.ParticularsDuring the year
2008 - 09
During the year
2009 -10
(up to 31.3.2010)
1.Applications for Consent to Establish on hand 1302 1985*28616
2.Consent to Establish issued750105221280
3.Applications for Consent to Establish rejected 3576066189
4.Files closed0200503
5.Applications returned to applicant(s)0504321
6.Applications under scrutiny188323323
* This includes 1797 applications received during the year 2009–10 and 188 applications pending from the previous year 2008-09.
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