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Statutory Permissions/ Licenses/ Clearances Required

Pre Commencement of Operations
  1. Change Land Use (CLU) permission (in case land is for non-industrial use). This may vary from state to state. This approval may require many sub-approvals. While some are listed below, others may include clearances from Circle Officer, Public Works Department, District Health Office, Forest and Land Records department, Revenue Department, Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas etc
  2. Land ceiling exemption (may vary from state to state)
  3. Consent to Establish from State Pollution Control Board
  4. NoC/ Approval from Town and Country Planning Department/ concerned civil authority for building plans
  5. Consent to Operate from Pollution Control Board
  6. Environmental Clearances (may include approvals from both the central and state governments). These may be separate for dry and wet phases/components of project
  7. Permission for ground water use (may vary from state to state)
  8. Sanction of electrical connection and water connection from competent authority
  9. Chief Inspector of Factories
  10. Labour Commissioner
  11. Coastal Regulatory Zone Notification compliance (depending on proximity of the project from the coast)

Notes
  1. Some states have single window clearance mechanism wherein the entrepreneur submits its application to the single-window authority.
  2. In some states, land registration precedes CLU process and in others it is vice-versa
Post Commencement of Operations
  1. State Agricultural Marketing Board for any specific licences that may be required
  2. Registration with FSSAI, Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA) etc
  3. Local Joint Commercial Tax Officer
  4. Superintendent of Central Excise of the Area or Collector of Central Excise
  5. Any other license, permission, etc., as applicable