HPSPCB issues categorization of industrial sectors under Red, Green, Orange and White Category

Dec 04, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (HPSPCB) have issued directions to adopt the categorization of industrial sectors and follow an uniform pattern for classification of industries under Red/ Green/ Orange/White category.

Any new or left over industrial sectors and their categorization which is not listed in the categorization done by CPCB, shall be done at the level of concerned SPCB/PCCs

Following are the major recommendations of the committee:

• 85 types of industrial (non-industrial) activities were proposed to be classified as Red category, 106 activities in Orange. 70 activities in Green and 136 activities in white category.

• The industrial units under white category will be exempted from obtaining Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate from the State Board.

• The industrial units now as per the revised classification under Red, Orange and Green categories are required to obtain consent as per the provision of Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981.

Any person interested in making any objections/suggestions/comments on mentioned proposal, may forward the same in writing for consideration to State Pollution control Board within a period of 15 days to the Member Secretary, HPSPCB, Phase-III, Below BCS, New Shimla or sent it through e-mail to [email protected], [email protected].

• The list of proposed classification of the industries have been placed at the website at the link


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