Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Delhi Pollution Control Committee


DPCC means Delhi Pollution Control Committee. It is a self-governing body which is founded in 1991. DPCC is a kind of no objection certificate that the government issues to make sure that the existing business is not causing any harm to the environment. The Entrepreneurs are required firstly to acquire the "No objection" Certificate from the Board as recommended by the Law for the development or Capacity improvement or Production procedure or setting up in industries. The main aim of the DPCC is to create awareness about sustainable development by ensuring improvement in the “environment quality” of the National Capital Region through the contribution of all the stakeholders.

Impact of Pollution in Delhi

The Industries and conveyance pollutants have damaging effects on human health and the nature of the environment. The human health effects of pollution vary in the degree of danger and also effects serious ill-health. In some cases, premature death causes the effect to pollution. These polluting area units are believed to directly have an effect on the metastasis and vessel system, high-level pollutants and suspended particulars area units are related to multiplied, morbidity, and impaired respiratory organ operation.

Objective of DPCC

1. Sustainable Development:-

It is a wide concept that balances the need for economic growth with environmental protection and social equity. DPCC prevents natural resources.

2. Consumer Awareness:-

Pollution can be reduced by awareness such as by convincing the general public to use CFL, paper bags, use Public transport and not use firecrackers.

3. Compliance:-

DPCC made some guidelines for industries and Health care establishments to reduce environmental Pollutants in Delhi according to the Master Plan Delhi 2021.

Functions of DPCC

  • Its recommendations to the Delhi Government on the matter of prevention and control of water and air pollution.

  • The main function of DPCC is to organize consumer awareness programs that relate to the prevention of air and water pollution and waste management through media.

  • It collects, compiles, and prepares the statistical data related to air and water pollution.

  • It helps the development of new technology for the treatment of sewage, trade effluents, and control equipment.

  • DPCC issuance of consent certificates to Industries falling into different categories such as Red, Orange, Green, and White.

Classification of Industries 

The Industries are classified in Delhi into four categories like Red, Orange, Green, and white according to the new guidelines made by DPCC.

1.  Red Category:-

Ministry of Environment & Forests has put excessively polluting industries under the red category. These industries are not allowed to work in an environmentally delicate or under the territory. Every industry that deposits insecure or hazardous and harmful materials comes under the Red category industries.  Those Industries which come under this category are not permitted to function in Delhi jurisdiction. There are some red category industries that deal with perilous chemicals, mining, Bio-medical waste, etc. 

2. Green Category:-

These Industries cover the pollution index of 21 to 40 which falls under the Green category. It is essential for Green Category industries to submit consent before forming the industry. These industries have to get consent to operate and consent to the establishment of the industry.

3. Orange Category:-

These industries cover the pollution index of 41 to 59 which comes under the orange category. These industries cannot commence their business without submitting the consent certificate. Orange category industries also have to submit the consent certificates before establishing and operating the industry like the green category Industries.

4. White Category:-

The government has come up with the concept of ‘White Category ’in the year 2016. The category is launched in an attempt to separate the least polluting industry. These industries do not require any consent certificate because of their non-polluting in nature. The industries falling under this category operates in accordance with the Delhi pollution control committee. The white category industry comes under the index from 0-20 of the DPCC category.

Documents Required for Obtaining DPCC Consent

They give the following documents which are required for obtaining DPCC consent:

  • Pan Card

  • Aadhaar Card with a Registered mobile number

  • CA Certificate

  • Electricity bill latest

  • Details of the property

  • Memorandum of Article of Association /

  • Proprietorship certificate

  • Municipality/Local Body Water Connection Certificate

  • MCD license (Only for restaurants)

  • The state pollution control board gives valid consent to the industries.

Procedure for Obtaining Consent Certificate from DPCC

1. Verification of Business Activity:-

All the industries that are looking for consent certificates first must verify their business activity. Once the verification is done then the industries are further classified on the basis of the activity of the business.

2. Online Submission of Documents:-

Once the checking is done, the industry needs to submit essential documents on the web.  http://dpccdelhigovt.nic.in

3. Submission of Hard Copy:-

The business needs to present a hard copy of the CTE application/ DPCC Undertaking alongside the signature. After that, the board gives a CTE declaration.

4. Pollution Control Device:-

The industry needs to figure out if there is any need for pollution control devices. If the answer is positive then the need arises to install the equipment of pollution control device. The DPCC Lab will monitor the device which is used by the industry for pollution control.

5. Generation & Submission of DPCC CTE/CTO Application:-

After this, the application for CTO is generated. The industry has to submit the CTO application to DPCC along with the signatures. If all the verification is done then the authority issued the CTO certificate.

Fee for obtaining DPCC License:-

The following fee charges are given which are decided by the Government.

  Business entity    

Fee Charges

The facility of Bio-medical waste of the operator


Transporter of Bio-medical waste


Clinics, path labs, and blood banks


Veterinarian Institutes, Dispensaries, and Animal houses


Establishment of Hospitals, nursing homes, and health care (up to 4 beds)

RS.100 Per Bed /Annum

Health care establishments/units which are run by government/ government body/Non-Profit Organization


All the Industries which come under the RED category are not obtained the DPCC License because these are extremely polluting industries.


DPCC License is a kind of no objection certificate that the government issues to make sure that the existing business or proposed business model is not causing any harm to the environment. The main aim of the DPCC is to create awareness about sustainable development by ensuring improvement in the “environment quality” of the National Capital Region through the contribution of all the stakeholders.

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Radhika Punani
I am Radhika from Ambala city. I qualified LLM from Kurukshetra University and B.A.LLB from Maharishi Markandeshwar University

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