Running units and the units starting operation after establishing as per NOC issued by the Board have to apply  for consent to operate. The  Board, considering compliance of environmental laws by the industry, issues consent to the industry allowing it to start or continue it's operation. The consent is normally granted for five years for green category, four years for Orange category, three years for Red category and one year for Specified Industries.The power to grant consent to operate is furnished below:

Consent to Operate for operating the industries

[For Existing Industries - To be renewed 60 days prior to expiry of previous consent]

[For New Industries - to be obtained after establishment as per NOC of WBPCB and prior to starting operation]

Category Application form available from Who will received and issue contest Application fee to be submitted at
(Small scale)
DIC, Sub DIC [Free of cost] GM, DIC, Officer-in-Charge, Sub DIC A/c. No. 1096050101684 in any branch of United Bank of India in West Bengal through specified bank challan available in WBPCB website after endorsement by concerned office of WBPCB / DIC.
[3rd copy of challan as a proof of payment to be submitted along with application form]

Fee for Consent to operate to be submitted at a time for 

Green - 5 years

Orange - 4 Years

Red - 3 Years

Grossly Polluting Industry (Fresh) - 1 year

Grossly Polluting Industry (Renewal) - 2 years

(Medium & Large Scale)
Orange (All Scale) &
Red (All Scale))
WBPCB Website

[Free of cost]
Regional Office
Automobile fuel outlets having LPG dispensing facility
WBPCB Website

[Free of cost]
EIM Cell, W.B.P.C.B. 
Head Office
Brickfields WBPCB Website

[Free of cost]
DL & LRO /

Regional Office

For obtaining Consent to Operate from the Board, the entrepreneurs are required to apply in prescribed application form which can be downloaded from here. Some of the important information and documents required to be submitted along with the application form are as follows.



The application form should accompany a fee depending on the investment size of the project