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 of Delhi Pollution Control Committee ( 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 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 Delhi Pollution Control Committee (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 programmes 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 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
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
Why DPCC certificate is Important
For the establishment of any new or to continue as existing industries
For the new or change in Electricity connection
For new or change in Water connection
For obtaining a license or renewal from Municipal Authority
For Obtaining a License or renewal from police/ Eating House License
For Obtaining Noc from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA)
For Obtaining NOC from the Fire Department
For Obtaining license for International Trade
Who are required to take DPCC Consent certificate
Health care Establishments
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)
Orange and Green Category:-
Authorized Person Pan card
Authorized Person Aadhar card must be linked with updated Mobile No.
Pan card of the unit in case of Partnership/Company
Authorization letter (except Proprietorship)
Proof of registration of the Unit
CA Letter for total project cost
Site Plan / Naksha.
FSSAI Certificate for food businesses
Proof of Ownership
All the above documents and information are required except CA letter, layout plan and project report for intimation under this category.
Validity Of DPCC Consent Order:
Consent to Established (CTE )and Consent to Operate (CTO) under Orange category shall be issued for maximum five years and in the Green category shall be issued for maximum ten years. After the 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.
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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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