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Overview of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB)

Based on the type of pollution caused by the unit or activity, the applicant has to apply under acts and rules like Air Act/Water Act/Hazardous/Bio-Medical Waste/E-waste/ Plastic waste, etc. The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB)has been vested with authority and responsibility under various environmental legislation to prevent pollution. The board presently looks after the implementation of Acts and rules meant for preserving the environment and natural resources.

Furthermore, MPPCBpublishes a list that divides the industries into red, orange, green and white categories. While the red category mentions 102 industries that are classified as heavily polluting, there are 108 industries under the Orange category that are moderately polluting. The green category industries identified by the board are 94 in number, and the white category industries, are 750 in number, including those exempted from obtaining consent certificates. Any person releasing trade effluent into streams or wells, sewers or on land must apply to the Member Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

MPPCBissues the following licences and authorisations to different industries, health care facilities, waste management facilities, etc. -



Form prescribed

The timeframe for resolution

Water (P&CP) Act 1974


Form-1 (Rule, 3)

120 days

Air (P&CP) Act 1981


Form-1 (Rule, 13)

120 days

Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Cross-Border Movement) Rules 2016

Waste Management Authorisation

Form-1 (Rule, 6(1))

90 days

Solid Waste Management Rules 2016

Waste Management Authorisation

FORM-1 (Rule, 15(m), Rule 16(1)c, Rule 21(3))

60 days

Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016

Waste Management Authorisation

Form-2 (Rule, 10)

90 days

Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules 2016

Waste Management Authorisation

Form-1 (Rule, 7(2))


E-waste (Management) Rules 2016 

Waste Management Authorisation

 Form-1(a) Rules, 4(2), 8(2), 13(2), 13(4)

120 days

Battery (Management) Rules, 2022


through the online Portal of CPCB


Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016


Form-1 (Rule, 13(2)) , Form-2 (Rule, 13(3)) and Form-3 (Rule, 13(4))

90 days

Roles of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB)

The main objective of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is to maintain air, water and soil in healthy condition for various purposes. There are six zonal offices (Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Rewa),16 regional offices and 1 sub-regional office equipped with personnel and sophisticated instruments. These all are keeping a watch on environmental activities in the state to attain the following objectives -

Issuance of Consent NOC: M.P. Pollution Control Board (MPPCB)issues No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to industries and businesses that release pollutants into the air or water stream or cause noise pollution beyond permissible levels.

Issuance of Authorisation: Authorisation to collect, store, treat, recycle and dispose of waste is provided by the MPPCB to any such facility indulged in waste management in the state. These activities include plastic waste management, E-waste management, hazardous waste management, Construction and Destructionwaste management, biomedical waste management, etc.

Inspection of Industrial Facilities: The board has the right to examine the proposed or existing site and ask for any details that may not have been mentioned in the application form.

Advisory Role to the State Government: The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board has advisory functions wherein it suggests the state government to formulate policies and set standards for various activities that harm the environment.

Licences and authorisationissued by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB)

Consent NOC

As mentioned above,the factory owner must obtain Consent to Establish (CTE) granted by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The Consent to Operate-Consolidated Consents and Authorisation (CTO-CCA) is required when the operation/production starts at the industrial plant.

Consolidated Consent and Authorisation (CCA)

After installingthe required Environmental Management System (pollution control measures) and starting production activities, every industrial unit shall immediately apply for Consolidated Consent and Authorization (CCA) under the Water Act, the Air Act and the Hazardous Waste Rules.

Waste Management Authorisation

Solid Waste Management Authorisation: The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Boardgives authorisation for managing waste regulated under the Air Act, the Water Act and Environment (Protection) Act.

Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Authorisation: MPPCBis responsible for providing authorisation related to PWM to PIBOs (Producers, importers and Brand Owners) and PWPs (plastic waste processors).

EPR Authorisation: Under the E-waste Management Rules, 2016, Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 and the Plastic Waste Management Rules, PIBOs who sell their products in the Indian market are required to obtain EPR authorisation from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

C&D Waste Management Authorisation: The authorisation process for managing Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste is regulated by the C&DWM Rules, 2016. Every C&D waste processing facility must obtain permission from the Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board and submit an annual report.

Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) Authorisation: MPPCB issues an authorisation to entities engaged in the generation, collection, storage, transportation, treatment, use/processing or disposal of hazardous wastes in the state. Documents required for this authorisation are as follows-

  • Details of SLF/Incinerator (if applicable)
  • List of hazardous waste generated
  • Pointwise compliance with authorisations conditions (in case of renewal/expansion)
  • Form – 4 & 13

General documents required for Waste Management Authorisation by MPPCB

  • DIC/SIA/DGTD/Mininglease/Conceptual plan(in case of building/infrastructure project), etc.
  • Land allotment letter/land allotment LOI (Letter of Intent)
  • Satellite imagery of project/industry site
  • Layout plan of the project/industry
  • Project report including complete details of manufacturing process/raw materials
  • Investment proof CA/CS certificate/annual report/self-certificate
  • NOC of Gramsabha/local body
  • Article of Association (AOA)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Environmental statement (in case of renewal/expansion)

Compliance with environment clearance conditions (if applicable)

Registration Process for availing services from the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board

If the user is applying for the first time, the applicant must fill out the registration form and obtain an id and password. After registration, one can fill out the application form and enter all the details under applicable Acts/Rules. After applying, the applicant can edit the elements as long as the application is pending or not accepted by Regional Officer (RO). Once the R.O. approves the application, an applicant can not edit it. After acceptance of the application by R.O., an applicant can proceed with fee payment. The table below summarises the Consent Application Procedure followed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board MPPCB.

Application and document submission

Fill out the online combined application form for Water/Air consents& Hazardous waste Authorisation/BMW/Plastic/Solid waste/E-waste through the online portal maintained by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The consent fee is calculated through an online fee calculator, and the application is submitted online along with all technical details and documents.

Scrutiny of the documents and fee submission

R.O. staff scrutinises the application and the documents and accepts it if found it is complete in all respect. A request is sent through the online platform for submission of additional information if required. After acceptance, MPPCBsends a request to submit the fee online.

Issue of consent certificate

Based on the evaluation, the application is processed online for issuing consent. The information about the decision of the M.P. Pollution Control Board regarding the grant of consent is conveyed through an SMS alert and the online platform. A copy of digitally signed consent is made available to the applicant, and a text message to download it.

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