CPCB seeking comments on classification of industries into red, orange, green & white categories

Central Pollution Control Board has released a draft notification and seeking comments on the classification of industries into red, orange, green & white categories.

objective:

Uttarakhand introduced the concept of classification of industries as red, orange, and green. The purpose of this classification was to facilitate decisions related to the location of these industries. Subsequently, the application of this concept was extended to other parts of the country not only for the purpose of location of industries but also for the purpose of consent management and formulation of norms related to surveillance/inspection of industries. As the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) were following different categorization of industries, in order to maintain uniformity across the country, in 2012, CPCB issued a list of 244 industrial sectors, classified under red (85), orange (73) and green (86) categories.

Evolution of Industry Categorization:

The concept of categorization is based on the “Precautionary Principle”, which focuses on potential of industries to pollute the environment. The purpose of categorization is to ensure that the industry is established in a manner consistent with the environmental objectives and to prompt industrial sectors to adopt cleaner technologies, ultimately resulting in the generation of minimum pollutants.

CPCB has revised certain conditions and criteria for the classification of industries into red, orange, green & white categories.

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