Roll of SS & C.I. Provisional SSI  Permanent SSI Carring on Business (COB)  Type of Clearance  
Consent to Establish (NOC)  Negative list of Industries


Role of DIC for the promotion of Small Scale & Cottage Industries.


1.        Technical support for preparation of Project Report. 

2.       Information on sources of machinery & Equipment.

3.       Priority in Power supply/ Telephone connection.

4.       Promotion of new Industrial Estates/ Growth Centres.

5.       Land/ Shed in Industrial Estate.

6.       Approval of Project Reports of special types.

7.       Promotion of Electronic Industries.

8.       Govt. Margin Money Loan under Additional Employment Programme.

9.       Training through Entrepreneurship Development Programme.

10.    Assistance under State Incentives Scheme.

11.     Allotment of Raw Materials.

12.    Financial Assistance under Self Employment Schemes.

13.    Financial assistance through Bank/ WBFC/ WBSIC/NSIC.

14.    Assistance under Equipment Leasing Scheme through NSIC.

15.    Marketing linkage with Central Govt./ State Govt. organisations/ undertakings.

16.    Marketing assistance through WBSIC/NSIC/CEO.

17.    Ancillary Industry tie-up with Govt. undertakings.

18.    Marketing information.

19.    Marketing assistance through participation in Exhibitions/ Trade Fairs/ Buyers-Sellers Meet etc.

20.   Marketing assistance to Handicrafts Artisans through participation in Handicrafts Expo and Exhibition inside/ outside of the state.

21.    Linkage with organisations like WBHDC/ WB State Handicrafts Co-operative Society Ltd./Development Commissioners ( Handicrafts ).

22.   Attending problems related to SSI Registration/ Bank loan/ Marketing of production etc.



23.   Linkage with Research Institutes like CMERI/CGCRI/NML/CFTRI etc. for technology up gradation and innovation.

24.   Financial Assistance for modernisation of Unit.

25.   Skill development training through own workshop/ organisation like SISI, PDTC/ Coir Board/ETDC.

26.   Managerial capability improvement through training, workshop, seminars.

27.   Export assistance.

28.   In plant study of their SSI Units.

29.   Standardisation of products.

30.   Sick unit Revitalisation.

31.    National level awards for innovative products/ outstanding growth/ exports etc.

32.   Promotion of products under Non-conventional Energy Sources.

33.   Assistance under Coir development Schemes.

34.   Registration of Industrial Co-operative and financial assistance to them.

35.   Pollution control.

36.   Assistance under scheme promoted by W.B.Minority Dev. Finance Corporation/ KVI Commission/ Board and such other organisations.

37.   Single window assistance through SIDA and District Industries Centres.

38.   BSAI Loan for Cottage Industries.

39.   Design & Product Development for Handicrafts.

40.   Awards to Handicrafts Artisans.

41.    Development of Lac Industries.

42. Setting up of Bio-gas plants.

43.   Linkage with Research Institutes like CMERI/CGCRI/NML/CFTRI etc. for technology up gradation and innovation.

44.   Financial Assistance for modernisation of Unit.

45.   Skill development training through own workshop/ organisation like SISI, ETC/ Coir Board/ETDC.

46.   Managerial capability improvement through training, workshop, seminars.

47.   Export assistance.

48.   In plant study of their SSI Units.

49.   Standardisation of products.

50.   Sick unit Revitalisation.

51.    National level awards for innovative products/ outstanding growth/ exports etc.

52.   Promotion of products under Non-conventional Energy Sources.

53.   Assistance under Coir development Schemes.

54.   Registration of Industrial Co-operative and financial assistance to them.

55.   Pollution control.

56.   Assistance under scheme promoted by W.B. Minority Dev. Finance Corporation/ KVI Commission/ Board and such other organisations.

57.   Single window assistance through SIDA and District Industries Centres.

58.   BSAI Loan for Cottage Industries.

59.   Design & Product Development for Handicrafts.

60.   Awards to Handicrafts Artisans.

61.    Development of Lac Industries.

62.Setting up of Bio-gas plants.

To get the Provisional SSI Registration


a.       Filled in Application Form in duplicate.   (Enclosed)

b.       A declaration that the proposed unit is not owned/ controlled by or subsidiary to any other Industrial Undertaking.

c.       A detailed Scheme of the proposed Unit (if project cost exceeds Rs.40.00 lacs and/ or if comes under Special category under Pollution Control.)

d.       Pollution Control Certificate for Consent to establish usually issued by DIC except special Red where activities relates to within the purview of SSI.

    1. A site clearance certificate from Local Body./Local Self Govt.
    2. A requisite fees has to be deposited based on the project cost & category in the branch of UBI, earmarked for, in favour of Pollution Control Board.

e.       However, the Provisional certificate will be issued subject to production of specific clearance of the concerned Department for specilised items, if any.


To get Permanent SSI Registration :-


a.       Filled in Application Form in duplicate.    (Form Enclosed)

b.       Documents regarding constitution of SSI unit :

    1. In case of a limited company - the certificate of incorporation and article of memorandum of the association.
    2. In case of registered society - copy of registration certificate.
    3. In case of industrial co-operative - copy of co-operative registration certificate.
    4. In case of partnership firm - copy of Regd. partnership agreement.

c.       Purchase Documents/ Cash Memos / Sale Agreement with Payment Receipt showing the original value of Plant & Machinery. An affidavit in case document in respect of purchase of Plant & Machinery/tool/implements, not available.

d.       An Affidavit in the prescribed format is to be submitted to the effect that the formation/ activity is well within the purview laid down procedures and norms laid down by the authority.

e.       Pollution Control Certificate for Consent to Operate (COO) from the appropriate authority depending on the category (Upto date List enclosed) of industry.

f.       However, the Permanent certificate will be issued subject to production of specific clearance of the concerned Department for specilised items, if any.


For Carring on Business (COB) Clearance :--


  1. The same information for Carrying On Business ( COB ) clearance required.
    Industrial undertakings which cross the limit of investment as prescribed in the definition of SSI by process of natural growth will need a "Carrying on business" license before crossing the ceiling limit from DGTD.
  2. Names of Departments from which the clearances are required and the average time required for each from the date of application are given below :-



  1. Name of Directorate or Secretariat giving clearances :-

Sl. No.

Type of Clearance


    1.  Pollution

     Green Category Consent to establish & operate -
     Green, Orange, Red Category for Consent to Establish –
Respective DIC
    Orange & Red Category Consent -to Operate -- WBPCB, Regional Branch

     Special Red Category

    WBPCB, Kolkata Paribesh Bhavan, 10A Block - LA, Sector - III, Salt lake, Kolkata - 700 098

     2.  Electricity Divisional Engineer, /, SE, Respective area.

     3. Fire & Explosive Jt. Chief Controller, Explosive Dept., 8 Esplanade East, Kolkata - 700 069

    4. The Central Food Laboratory, Dr. Mahammad Issaq Road, Kolkata - 700 016

    5. Drug License Director, Drug Control, 141 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 014

   6. Excise License Central/ State Excise Department



Schematic guidelines / Other relevant Rules
etc. :-

Margin Money Assistance (Loan)
In case the promoters of tiny/ small Industrial Units are not in a position to bear the cost of margin stipulated by the Banks/ Financial Institutions, soft loan, bearing interest @ 6.50% ( @ 4% for timely repayment) to the extent of 10% ( 20% for SC, ST, PH, Ex- Servicemen, Inds. Co. Ops) of the project cost under the scheme is extended. However, the essential conditions for this scheme are that the promoters’ contributions will not exceed 25% of the project cost and the amount of such loan will not exceed Rs.5,000/- X no. of employment generated by the Unit.

Bengal State Aid to Industries Act (B.S.A.I) (Loan)
Under this scheme individual Artisans specially in rural area, are being assisted with soft loan of composite nature upto Rs. 10,000/- for setting up their project. The loan bears an interest @ 8.00% with a rebate of 2.5% for timely repayment.

State Incentives (Subsidy)
In order to boost up Industries in the state SIS’93, SIS’98, SIS’99, SIS’2000 & WBIS ‘2004 have been declared. The salient features of the latest subsidy scheme i.e, SIS’2000 envisages incentives in the form of 25% ( for Gr. C area) and @15% ( for Gr. B area)  subsidy on the allowable expenditure of land & building and plant & m/cs (new) as also 50% of the interest paid on term loan to Banks/ Financial Institutions for newly set up Industries in the District. Waiver of Electricity Duty is allowed and also power subsidy is allowed for period of five years for encouraging setting up of industry.

  Details of the Existing Scheme WBIS - 2004
The West Bengal Incentive Scheme , 2004.


     A new incentive scheme for large, medium & small scale industrial units has been announced under notification no. 134-CI/O/Incentive/17/03/I, dated 24.03.2004, Commerce & Industries department, Govt. of WB.

 The Main features (for small scale sector) :-

1.        The ‘2004 scheme of incentive shall come into effect on & from the 1st day of April, 2004, & shall remain valid for a period of five years ending on the 31st March 2009.

2.       For the industrial under takings in the Small Scale Sector, District Industries Centres will be the authority to scrutinize, verify & recommend the cases to District Level Committee constituted by the C&SSI dept, for this purpose.

3.       Any Cottage & Small Scale Industrial undertaking including industrial Co-operatives, Tiny & Small Scale Service & Business(Provisional/Temporary/Permanent/Final) undertaking registered under DIC of Dte. of C & SSI, would be eligible for this grant/assistance. 

4.       ‘New unit’ established & commissioned for manufacturing of goods or ‘Existing industrial unit’ manufacturing goods & starts commercial production for its expanded portion on or after 1st April 2004, will be eligible under this assistance programme. 

5.      An eligible industrial unit located at Gr. C area District with above condition will be entitled to State Capital Investment Subsidy @ 10% and 7.5% for Gr. B area, of the fixed capital investment  ( means investment made in plant & machinery and also equipment installed for pollution control measures)  subject to a limit of 250 lakhs. [ The assessment of fixed capital investment to be made on the approved project of the unit, done beforehand/at the issuance of PMT/FNL]

   Details of the other subsidies/incentives/exemption/reimbursement of WBIS – 2004.

For the units established /started operation /expanded on or after        in Hooghly.

i) Interest Subsidy on Bank loan                           : @25% of annual interest paid in due time( for 07 years for Gr. C & 05 yrs for Gr. B)

ii) Waiver of electricity duty                                 : 100% ( for 05 years)

iii) Employment Generation subsidy.                       : 75% of the annual                                                                                   Contribution,(in                 ( ESI & EPF)                                                   due time)  50% for Gr. B #

iv) Refund of Stamp Duty & Registration fee.     : 50%.

vi) Subsidy for Quality improvement.                   : 50% of the                                                                                                     expenditure(up to a          (ISI/ISO 9000/14001 certification          maximum of Rs. 5.00 lakhs.) ## /Pollution control)                                                                                          

#. The units will be entitled to reimbursement of the noted expenditure incurred by it if at least 50% of the employees in the unit are recruited from amongst the persons registered with the employment Exchanges of the State Employment Exchange, Registration cards (Original or attested photocopies) are produced at the time of claiming this incentive.

 ##. This will not however be applicable to IT units.


1. Hydrogenated Edible oil,

2. Hospital, Nursing Home, Clinics, Diagnostic Centre,  

3.  Amusement Park,

 4. Bricks(excluding fly ash bricks, sand lime bricks, refractory bricks), 

5. Thermal Plants for generation of electricity except for captive use specially required for the unit/s to be registered, 

6. Distribution of electricity, 

7. Aqua -/culture projects. 

8. All types of plantation including Tea Plantation and bought leaf tea processing factory

9. Any other industry notified by the State Govt. for inclusion in this list.

Old age Pension to Handicraft Artisans
The District quota of such benefit have been fixed by higher authority and the amount of benefit is Rs. 400/- per month. 

Common Facility Centre
   Common Facility Centres are required to be set up in the areas having clusters of artisans where they can work and store their products during rainy or slack seasons so that they can market their produce in proper opportunity and get reasonable price instead of being exploited by the traders/ middleman.
District Level Handicraft Competition
The District Industries Centre every year organise a competition amongst the artisans of the District with Hon’ble Sabhadhipati as the Chairman of the Committee with a view to promote and develop innovative ideas for promotion of Handicrafts of the District and awards are given to the best artisan.


Consent to Establish (NOC) by West Bengal Pollution Control Board
As per provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 all new intending projects (Developmental & Industrial) required to obtain "Consent to Establish" (popularly termed as NOC) from State Pollution Control Board. Depending upon the pollution and hazard potential of industrial activities, the industries are categorised as Special Red , Ordinary Red , Orange , Green and Exempted



There are sitting restrictions for special red, ordinary red and orange category of industries. Prospective entrepreneurs should take into account these restrictions while selecting land for their proposed industries.

The Power to grant NOC for industries is furnished below :









For obtaining NOC from the West Bengal Pollution Board, the entrepreneurs are required to apply in prescribed Application Form which can be downloaded from the site of WBPCB.




Some of the important information and documents required to be submitted along with the application form are as follows :-




  • List of raw materials consumed (with quantity) and products (with quantity) per day.
  • Process flow chart and details.
  • Amount of water and different type of fuels per day.
  • Quantity of liquid wastes generated per day and its characteristics.
  • Expected quantity and characteristics of gaseous emissions (fuel burning and process)
  • Expected quantity of solid wastes generated including hazardous solid waste.
  • Proposal for controlling/ treatment of liquid, solid and gaseous emissions.


  • Location map
  • No objections & site clearance from local authority
  • Attested copies of land deed/allotment letter/lease document/rent receipt etc.
  • Technical report for pollution control measures
  • Affidavit in prescribed form  




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

 Rate of different category enclosed

 Environmental Clearance from Government of India
Besides obtaining No Objection Certificate from Pollution Control Board, environmental clearance from Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India is also mandatory for 30 specific categories of project.



If the investment for the following projects is MORE than Rs. 50 Crores.

  1. Nuclear Power and related projects such as Heavy Water Plants, nuclear fuel complex, rare earth's
  2. River Valley projects including hydel power, major irrigation and their combination including flood control
  3. Petroleum Refineries including crude and product pipelines
  4. Chemical Fertilizers (Nitrogenous and Phosphatic other than single superphosphate)
  5. Petrochemical complexes (both olefinic and aromatic) and petro-chemical intermediates such as DMT, Caprolactam, LAB etc. and production of basic plastics such as LDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC
  6. Exploration for oil and gas and their production, transportation and storage
  1. Synthetic Rubber
  2. Hydrocyanic acid and its derivatives,
  3. (a) Primary metallurgical industries (such as production of Iron and Steel, Aluminium, Copper, Zinc, Lead and Ferro Alloys) (b) Electric are furnaces (Mini Steel Plants)
  4. Chlor-alkali industry
  5. Viscose Staple fiber and Filament yarn
  6. Storage batteries integrated with manufacture of oxides of lead and lead antimony alloy
  7. Thermal Power Plants
  8. Highway Projects
  9. Pulp, paper and newsprint
  10. Cement

 If the projects are located or proposed to be located in areas OTHER than COASTAL REGULATION ZONE covered by MoEF Notification No. S.O.114(E), Dated 19.0291

  1. Ports, Harbors, Airport (except minor ports and harbors)
  2. All tourism projects between 200m - 500 meters of High Tide Line or at locations with an elevation of more that 100 meters with investment of more than Rs. 5 crores
  1. Mining projects (major minerals) with leases more than 5 hectares

 Irrespective of the project size provided items manufactured is NOT RESERVED for Small Scale Industrial sector

  1. Pesticides (Technical)
  2. Bulk drugs and pharmaceuticals
  3. Asbestos and Asbestos products
  4. Integrated paint complex including manufacture of resins and basic raw materials required in the manufacture of paints
  5. Tarred Roads in Himalayas and / or Forest area
  1. Distilleries
  2. Raw Skins and Hides
  3. Dyes
  4. Foundries (individual)
  5. Electro plating
  6. Meta amino phenol



These Categories of projects are also subjected to environmental public hearing. The projects are also required to submit Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and Environmental  Management Proposal (EMP) both to Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India. For obtaining clearance from Govt. of India for such projects application in prescribed format should accompany following document :-



  • No Objection Certificate for State Pollution Control Board
  • EIA & EMP report
  • Filled in questionnaire (as prescribed by Ministry of Environment & Forest from time to time) for environmental appraisal of the project.