Introduction To Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB)

The Government of Gujarat constituted the GPCB (Gujarat Pollution Control Board) on 15.10.1974 as per provisions under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the with a view to protect the environment, prevent and control the pollution of water in the State of Gujarat, that occupies a prominent niche in progressive and industrial development of the country. The Board has been entrusted with the Central Acts and relevant Rules for pollution control as notified thereof from time to time.
The Head Office performs activities concerning general polices and enforcement of various provisions of the Acts as well as general administration and co-ordination with other agencies. The Central Laboratory at Gandhinagar provided facilities for analysis of samples collected by RO, Ahmedabad, RO, Mehsana and RO Himmatnagar besides being involved in development of methods for analysis of water, wastewater, gases and hazardous waste samples. The Central Laboratory is being equipped to take up R&D Programmes for developing methods of treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents. The important functions being performed by the Central Laboratory and Regional Offices include monitoring of water and air quality, effluent sampling and analysis, inspection in respect of performance of effluent treatment plants and air pollution control equipment, inspection of sites proposed for establishment of industrial projects to check the suitability of the same from the environmental point of view, guidance to the industry and other agencies, co-ordination with local bodies and industries implementation of various projects such as coastal survey, river basin studies, GEMS and MINARS projects to check the quality of water resources, AAQM project to check ambient air quality, providing support to the Head Office in the matters relating to the finalization of NOC Consent applications and in the investigations of complaints etc.

Objectives & Functions of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB)

Various Objectives of  Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB): 

  • 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- GPCB laid down some guidelines for industries and Health care establishment to reduce environment Pollutant in Gujarat.

Main Functions of Gujarat Pollution Board Board (GPCB) 

  • Provide recommendation to the Gujarat 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

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Categories & Classification of Business Activities

The industries in Gujarat has been classified in Red, Orange, and Green 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 Gujarat Pollution Control Board(GPCB) within 30 days from Establishment of business with an undertaking.

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Importance of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Consent Certificate

Why Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) 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 GPCB Consent certificate

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

Documents Required to Apply Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) certificate For Orange and Green Category

Validity Of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) certificate / 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 Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB).

Flowchart: How to obtain Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) CTE/CTO consent

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

Corpseed Procedure to Obtain Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Consent/ NOC/ License from GPCB

  • Connect to Corpseed team
  • Provide necessary documents required for Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Consent/CTE/CTO
  • We will assign a dedicated Consultant, expert in managing the whole Process of getting Consent/CTE/CTO from GPCB
  • 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 Gujarat Pollution Control Board
  • We will deliver Concent/CTE/CTO to you via email and courier

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