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  • Provide a sustainable model for businesses as per the battery waste management rules 
  • Aid in documentation with the Central Pollution Control Board for the battery manufacturing industry
  • Keeping the business up-to-date according to recent developments in the compliances

Overview of the Battery Manufacturing Industry

A battery invented by Alessandro Volta is an electrochemical appliance which can save energy as chemical energy. It is transformed/converted to electric energy because of the flow of electrons once the said battery circuit is completed. Because of the constant rising use of batteries as an alternative to traditional energy consumption, the Battery Manufacturing Industry is growing at a very high rate. 

The battery is used to operate the devices where the power is needed for future applications. Batteries are generally used in emergency, low-power or portable devices. These devices include-

  • Emergency devices like touch, inverter, lamps, etc.
  • Low-power devices like oximeters, watches, toys, etc.
  • Portal devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.

Different types of Batteries

Due to differences in size, chemical composition, use cases and form factors, batteries are classified into different categories. But produced in a battery manufacturing unit, they are majorly classified under two types mentioned below-

Types

Batteries

Primary

One that cannot be charged

Coin cells

AA catteries

AAA catteries

Button cells

Secondary

One that is rechargeable

Lithium-ion

Nickle cadmium

Nickle metal hydride

Lead-acid

Market Overview of the Battery Manufacturing Industry

According to the reports published by NITI Aayog, the battery manufacturing industry market can surpass 15 billion dollars in 2030to 260 GWh by 2030, with the constant rise in demand in India.

Licenses and authorisation needed for Battery Manufacturing Industry

By analysing the market overview for Battery Manufacturing Industry, it is clear that it is a very lucrative business. But, before establishing any business or industry, it is essential to acquire all the authorisations and licenses needed for its smooth functioning. The licences or authorisations are divided into two segments: environmental compliances, granted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and regulated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the general licenses that are acquired before environmental authorisations.

The list of general licenses to be obtained for the battery manufacturing unit includes the following -

Company license for Battery Manufacturing Industry

Documents required for a company license for establishing the Battery Manufacturing Industry are-

  1. Address proof, such as
    • Passport
    • Election or Voter Identity card
    • Ration card
    • Driving license
    • Electricity bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Aadhaar card
  2. PAN card
  3. Residential proof, such as
    • Bank statement
    • Electricity bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Mobile bill
  4. GST Registration Certificate
  5. AOA (Article of Association)
  6. MOA (Memorandum of Association)

Factory license

To start the Battery Manufacturing Industry, owners must register their units under the Factories Act. Under the act, they are instructed to get a Factory license, which the Chief Inspector of the Labour Commissioner Organisation sanctions after investigating the battery manufacturing site.

Documents needed for setting up Battery Manufacturing Industry

For the Factory license, the documents required for establishing a battery manufacturing industry are: -

  • Form 1
  • List of directors
  • Aadhaar card
  • Layout/site plan
  • AOA
  • Consent form from Pollution Control Board/Committee
  • Partnership deed
  • Account details
  • MOA
  • Commencement date
  • Payment receipt
  • Land deeds
  • Details of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous waste
  • Tax receipt

MSME Registration for Battery Manufacturing Industry

For procuring MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) registration for Battery Manufacturing Industry, the owner must apply through the online website of the authority and submit the required documents. 

Documents needed for MSME registration for Battery Manufacturing Industry

  • Manufacturer’sofficial name
  • Account details
  • Name and type of Battery Manufacturing Industry
  • Aadhaar card
  • Date of Incorporation of the industry
  • The NIC code
  • PAN card
  • Details related to employment
  • The social category of the manufacturer
  • The business operations details

BIS Certificate for Battery Manufacturing Industry

As per the Bureau of India Standards (BIS), the manufacturer has to send samples of the battery to be tested by the accepted lab. Information on this will be scrutinised and inspected by the official personnel. Once the information is reviewed, the BIS certificate for the battery manufacturing industry is granted.

Documents required for the Bureau of India Standards Certificate for Battery Manufacturing Industry are -

  • The list of raw materials that are being used during the battery manufacturing process 
  • A detailed layout/site plan  
  • A detailed explanation of the battery manufacturing procedure 
  • The details of the types of machinery being utilised during the battery manufacturing process 
  • A detailed description of the design of the battery manufacturing industry
  • Test reports of the sample battery that is to be issued strictly by a BIS Recognised Laboratory 
  • A detailed photograph of the sample battery 
  • A duly signed undertaking 
  • Identification proof of the applicant 
  • Battery manufacturing industry’s registration documents 
  • The authorisation application form, which is duly filled and signed by the authorised personnel 

GST Certificate for Battery Manufacturing Industry

Document required for GST Certificate

  1. PAN Card
  2. Incorporation Certificate from MCA
  3. MOA
  4. AOA
  5. Applicant’s Aadhaar Card
  6. Address proof
  7. Bank details

Trade license for Battery Manufacturing Industry        

Municipal Corporation grants a trade license for Battery Manufacturing Industry. This is governed by the rules and regulations set by the state. The following documents required for trade licenses are submitted along with the application -

  • Address proof (Electricity bill or water bill)
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Certification of Incorporating (CIN) if the unit is registered under companies.
  • A latest municipal property tax receipt in case the manufacturing site is owned, else lease document or consent letter of the manufacturer where the business is registered
  • No Objection Certificate of the neighbours
  • Layout/Site plan of the office

Environmental Compliances

The Battery Manufacturing Industry also has to file for Environmental compliances that MoEF governs granted by the CPCB.

EPR Authorisation for Battery Manufacturing Industry

EPR Authorisation for Battery Manufacturing Industries is governed under the amended Battery Waste Management Rules 2022. Manufacturers of the battery have to apply Form I from the centralised online portal of the CPCB. The application is uploaded with the required documents. Once the application for the battery manufacturing unit is submitted, central authorities review and scrutinise it. After this, the manufacturer is provided with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) authorisation.

Documents required for acquiring EPR Authorisation

  • Extended Producer Responsibility plan
  • Financial breakup for EPR
  • Self-declaration under RoHS
  • Detail information on future awareness programmes and associated initiatives by the manufacturer
  • Copy of the authorisation from the relevant state/central authorities for marketing various products or for doing business as given below:
    • TIN details
    • PAN details
    • Incorporation certificate
    • IEC copy
  • Copies of agreement documents with other stakeholders like dealers, collection centres, dismantlers, treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), etc.

Consent Certificates

Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate mandated under the Air and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Acts

The process of the consent certificate for the battery manufacturing unit is mandated under the Air and Water Acts. The process follows analogous steps of applying through the state online portal of PCB with suggested documents. A review of an application follows this. After that, the authorised personnel takes a site inspection, which makes the report according to the examination. At last, the certificate is granted.

Documents required for consent certificate

  • SSI certificate
  • Total open land
  • DG specifications
  • Industry Department Certificate
  • The layout/site plan
  • Product/by-product list with daily MTD/monthly quantity
  • Permission from the state's groundwater authority
  • Total constructed area
  • Water bill
  • The project report
  • Details on channelisation
  • Water usage breakdown
  • Raw material list with daily MTD/monthly quantity
  • Authorisation letter
  • The aadhar card
  • Boiler type, fuel used, and quantity
  • Effluent/Sewage Treatment Plant flow diagram
  • Specifics on air pollution controls
  • Factory/Trade License
  • PANcard
  • Municipality or Industry license
  • Registration proof of the battery manufacturing unit

How can Enterclimate assist you?

Personalised legal assistance

Our team of legal experts makes efforts to support the process of fulfilling the battery manufacturing license requirements.

 

Aid in annual report filing

Our team of an expert also offer direction in annual report filing.

Aid in documentation with the Central Pollution Control Board

Our expert team also provides thorough service for filing documents to comply with Central Pollution Control Board guidelines.

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