About Delhi Pollutin Control Committee DPCC

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is an autonomous regulatory body established on  1.06.1991, by the Delhi Government under the supervision of Central Pollution Control Board. The Central Pollution Control Board has delegated all its powers and function to DPCC. It is an organization with the main motto to create awareness about sustainable development by ensuring improvement in “environment quality” of National capital Region through the contribution of all the stakeholders.


What is the impact of pollution in Delhi

The industries and conveyance pollutants have damaging effects on human health and ecology. The human health effects of pollution vary within the degree of severity, covering a variety of minor effects to serious ill health, even premature death in some cases. These pollutanting area units are believed to directly have an effect on the metastasis and vessel systems, particularly, high levels of pollutant and Suspended particulate area units are related to multiplied mortality, morbidity and impaired respiratory organ operate.

Objectives & Functions of DPCC

  • Sustainable Development:- Sustainable development is a wide concept that balances the need for economic growth with environmental protection and social equity.

  • Prevention:- Prevention of natural resources.

  • Waste Management- Effective Waste Management is a great source to protect the environment.

  • Consumer awareness:- pollution can be reduced by awareness such as by convincing the general public to use CFL, Paper Bags, public transport and not to use firecrackers.

  • Compliance- DPCC laid down some guidelines for industries and Health care establishment to reduce environment Pollutant in Delhi as per the Master Plan  Delhi 2021


Main Functions of the DPCC 

  • Provide recommendation to the Delhi Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution and improvement of the quality of air.

  • Organize the consumer awareness programs on the prevention and control of air and water pollution and waste management through mass media.

  • Collect, compile and prepare technical and statistical data related to air and water pollution.

  • Lay down the standard of sewage and trade effluents and for emission from industrial plant, automobiles and Health Care Establishment.

  • To help on the development of new technology for the treatment of sewage, trade effluents, and control equipment.

  • Issuance of consent certificate to industries falling in different categories such as Orange,  Green, and White.

  • Issuance the Authorization to industries and health care establishments, falling in Bio-Medical waste Authorization, Hazardous waste Management Authorization, Plastic Waste Management, Battery waste Management, and E-waste Authorization

DPCC Categories & Classification

The industries in Delhi has been classified in Red, Orange, Green, and white category as per the list, indicating the classification of 649  industries as per new guidelines.

The industries categorized under Red, Orange and Green category only need to apply for Consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate (CTO) under the Air & Water Act. The industries categorized under white category are not required to obtain Consent to establish and operate, it is required only to intimate Delhi Pollution Control Committee(DPCC) within 30 days from Establishment of business with an undertaking.


  • Red Category- 73 Industries

  • Orange Category-  253 Industries

  • Green category-  120 Industries

  • White Category- 203 industries

The following areas classified by Master Plan Delhi 2021, which is the main parameter of issuing Consent to established and Consent to operate

  • Industrial area

  • Non-industrial area

  • Redevelopment area

Importance of DPCC NOC/Consent Certificate

Why DPCC certificate / Consent is Important

Who are required to take DPCC Consent certificate

  • Manufacturing Entities

  • Health care Establishments

  • Traders

  • E-waste Management entities.

  • Solid waste Management entities

  • Hazardous Waste Management entities

  • Battery Waste Management entities

  • Plastic Waste Management entities

  • Bio-Medical Waste Management entities

The following documents and information are required for obtaining consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate(CTO)


DPCC Orange and Green Category


DPCC White category

All the above documents and information are required except CA letter, layout plan and project report for intimation under this category.


What is The Validity Of DPCC NOC/Consent Order

Consent to Established (CTE )and Consent to Operate (CTO) under Orange category shall be issued for maximum of five years and in the Green category shall be issued for a maximum ten years. After a particular period,  it is liable for renewal. Any business entity undergoing change in business activity, expansion etc is required to file for fresh consent/CTO from Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

Flowchart: How to obtain DPCC CTE/CTO consent

Document Collection
Business Activity Verification
White Category Business Activity
Green Category Business Activity
Orange Category Business Activity
Online submission of Documents
DPCC Undertaking Generation
DPCC Certificate Generation
Submission of Signed Hard copy to DPCC
Is site under Industrial Area
Is site under Redevelopment Area
Refusal of DPCC Consent
SDM Letter/Industry Inspector Letter
Online Submission of Documents
DPCC CTE Application Generation
Submission of Signed CTE Hard Copy application to DPCC 
Issuance of CTE Consent Certificate
Requirement of Pollution Control Device
Installation of Pollution Control Equipment
DPCC Lab monitoring of Control equipment
Generation of DPCC CTE/CTO Application
Generation of DPCC Application
Submission of Signed CTE/CTO Application to DPCC
Issuance of CTE/CTO Certificate

Corpseed Procedure to Obtain Pollution Control Consent / NOC / License from (DPCC)

  • Connect to Corpseed team
  • Provide necessary documents required for Delhi Pollution Control Committee Consent/CTE/CTO
  • We will assign a dedicated Consultant, expert in managing the whole Process of getting Consent / CTE / CTO from DPCC
  • Our Pollution Control expert will consult you and complete the whole procedure to obtain Pollution License for your Business
  • Our Expert Consultant will draft & file the application with Delhi Pollution Control Committee
  • We will deliver Consent / CTE / CTO to you via email and courier

faq FAQ`s

Any business activity or an institution which generates, collects, receives, stores, transports, treats, disposes and/or handles any kind of industrial or commercial or individual waste in any manner, except clinics, dispensaries, pathological laboratories, blood banks providing treatment / service to less than 1000 (one thousand) patients per month, is required to make an application in Form I to the prescribed authority (Delhi Pollution Control Committee) for grant of Consent to Establish  (CTE)  and Consent to Operate (CTO) 

After setting up the required waste management facilities, the applicant is required to make an application in Form-I, to State Pollution Control Board for grant of Consent to Establish or grant of Consent to operate. The DPCC uon the receipt of the application will make inquiries and inspections as demanded by the predefined code of procedures. After it is satisfied that the applicant possesses the necessary capacity to handle bio-medical waste in accordance with the Rules, it will grant or renew the consent as the case may be. The DPCC authorization is provided for a period of 5 years, after which the it is to be renewed.  

For clinics, Path Labs and Blood Banks Rs. 1000/-per annum.
For Vet.Instt., Dispensaries & Animal Houses Rs. 1000/- per annum.
For Hospitals,Nursing Homes &Health Care Establishments upto 4 beds Rs. 1000/- per annum and additional Rs. 100 per bed per annum from fifth bed onwards.
For Operator of the facility of Bio Medical Waste(excluding transportation), Rs.10,000/-per annum.
For Transporter of Bio Medical Waste Rs .7500/-per annum
Fee for State Board Consent for Health Care Establishments / Units run by Govt. / Govt. Body/ Non Profit Organization is Rs. 100 /- per year

The time between application for DPCC Consent and obtaining the same is 60 to 90 working days.

  • The General criteria for issuance of State Board Consent are:

    • Location of the unit

    • Permissibility of the activity as per MPD-2001

    • Completeness of information given in the form

    • Installation of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs)/Emission Control System (ECS), if required

    • Status of D.G. Sets and enclosures over them

    • Findings during inspections conducted (in case of orange category)


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