Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is implementing various environmental legislations in the state of Maharashtra, mainly including Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Water (Cess) Act, 1977 and some of the provisions under Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules framed there under like, Biomedical Waste (M&H) Rules, 1998, Hazardous Waste (M&H) Rules, 2000, Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 etc. MPCB is functioning under the administrative control of Environment Department of Government of Maharashtra.


Functions of MPCB are:


To plan comprehensive program for the prevention, control or abatement of pollution and secure executions thereof

To collect and disseminate information relating to pollution and the prevention, control or abatement thereof

To inspect sewage or trade effluent treatment and disposal facilities, and air pollution control systems and to review plans, specification or any other data relating to the treatment plants, disposal systems and air pollution control systems in connection with the consent granted

Supporting and encouraging the developments in the fields of pollution control, waste recycle reuse, eco-friendly practices etc

To educate and guide the entrepreneurs in improving environment by suggesting appropriate pollution control technologies and techniques

Creation of public awareness about the clean and healthy environment and attending the public complaints regarding pollution

Objectives & Functions of MPCB

Objectives of  Maharastra Pollution Board Committee (MPCB) 

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

Main Functions of the Maharastra Pollution Board Committee (MPCB) 

  • Provide recommendation to the Maharastra 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

MPCB Categories & Classification of Business Activities

The industries in Maharastra 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 Maharastra State Pollution Control Board(HPSPCB) within 30 days from Establishment of business with an undertaking.

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Importance of MPCB Consent Certificate

Why MPCB 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 MPCB 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)


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)

  • Muncipal/Industry license

  • Factory/Trade/health Trade License

  • Proof of registration of the Unit

  • CA Letter for total project cost

  • Site Plan / Naksha.

  • FSSAI Certificate for food businesses

  • Electricity bill

  • Proof of Ownership

  • Water Bill

  • GST Certificate


Validity Of MPCB 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 Maharastra Pollution Control Committee.

Flowchart: How to obtain MPCB CTE/CTO consent

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

Corpseed Procedure to Obtain Pollution Control Consent/NOC/License from MPCB

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  • Provide necessary documents required for Pollution Consent/CTE/CTO

  • We will assign a dedicated Consultant, expert in managing the whole Process of getting Consent/CTE/CTO from MPCB

  • Our Pollution Control expert will consult you and complete the whole procedure to obtain Pollution License for your Business Activity

  • Our Expert Consultant will draft & file the application with Pollution Control Board

  • We will deliver Concent/CTE/CTO to you via email and courier


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