About Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

U.P Pollution Control Board is a statutory organization entrusted to implement Environmental Laws and rules within the jurisdiction of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. U.P. Water Pollution Prevention and Control Board, constituted on February 3, 1975, initially under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act., 1974, was consequently rechristened as U.P. Pollution Control Board on 13th July,1982, subsequent to the enactment of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The Board was also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 along with other responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986.

Objectives & Functions of UP PCB:-

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

Prevention:- To control the 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, plastic bags or any other non-biodegradable products.

Compliance:- UP PCB laid down some guidelines for industries and Health care establishment to reduce environment Pollutant in Uttar Pradesh.

Main Functions of the UP PCB :-

  • Provide recommendation to the Uttar Pradesh 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 Red, 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

UPPCB Categories & Classification of Business Activities:-

The industries in Uttar Pradesh have 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 Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) within 30 days from Establishment of business with an undertaking.

For White Category, For Red Category

Why UPPCB 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

  • For Entities to take UPPCB Consent certificate

  • For Manufacturing Entities

  • For Health care Establishments Traders

  • For E-waste Management entities.

  • For Solid waste Management entities

  • For Hazardous Waste Management entities

  • For 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):-

  • Authorized Person Pan card and Aadhar Card

  • Pan card of the unit in case of Partnership/Company

  • Authorization letter (except Proprietorship)

  • Municipal/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

Validity of UPPCB Consent Order:-

Consent to Established (CTE) and Consent to Operate (CTO) under Red, Orange and Green category shall be issued for maximum five years.

After a given 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 Uttar Pradesh state Pollution Control Committee.