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# Role of DIC
Provisional Registration - download FORM
Permanent Registration - download FORM
Carrying on Business clearance
Directorate/Secretariat giving clearance
Schematic Guidelines/ other Rules
# Contact numbers
Performance of DIC, CoB  for 2002-'03 & 2003-'04
Performance of DIC, North Bengal
Category of Industry
Consent to Establish (NOC) Red & Orange Indus.
     .... more to follow soon.

   Role of District Industries Centre (DIC)

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  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.

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

  2. Financial Assistance for modernisation of Unit.

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

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

  5. Export assistance.

  6. In plant study of their SSI Units.

  7. Standardisation of products.

  8. Sick unit Revitalisation.

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

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

  11. Assistance under Coir development Schemes.

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

  13. Pollution control.

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

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

  16. BSAI Loan for Cottage Industries.

  17. Design & Product Development for Handicrafts.

  18. Awards to Handicrafts Artisans.

  19. Development of Lac Industries.

  20. Setting up of Bio-gas plants.



For Provisional Registration :-
  1. Filled in Application Form in duplicate.   <Download Form>

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

  3. 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.)

  4. 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.
    2. A requisite fees has to be deposited based on the project cost & category in UBI, Cooch Behar in favour of Pollution Control Board.
  5. However, the Provisional certificate will be issued subject to production of specific clearance of the concerned Department for specilised items.


For Permanent Registration :-
  1. Filled in Application Form in duplicate.    <Download Form>

  2. 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 partnership agreement.
  3. 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/implement, not available.

  4. 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.

  5. Pollution Control Certificate for Consent to Operate (COO) from the appropriate authority depending on the category of industry.

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


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 :-
Sl. No. Name of the Department Type of Clearance Time Required
1. WBPCB Pollution 45 days
2. WBSEB Electricity 6 months
3. Forest Department Forest License Not specified
4. Land & Land Reforms Conversion of Land Query Permit 3 months

  1. Name of Directorate or Secretariat giving clearances :-
Sl. No. Type of Clearance   Authority
1. Pollution
Green Category Consent to establish & operate -
Green, Orange, Red Consent to Establish -
Orange & Red Category Consent -
To Operate -
WBPCB, Siliguri
Special Red Category WBPCB, Kolkata
Paribesh Bhavan, 10A Block - LA, Sector - III,
Salt lake, Kolkata - 700 098
2. Electricity Divisional Engineer, Cooch Behar, SE, Jalpaiguri
3. Fire & Explosive Jt. Chief Controller, Explosive Dept., 8 Esplanade East, Kolkata - 700 069
4. FPO 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% to the extent of 10% of the project cost under the scheme is extended. However, the essential conditions for this scheme are that the promotersí 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 1.5% for timely repayment.

State Incentives (Subsidy)
In order to boost up Industries in the state SISí93, SISí98, SISí99, SISí2000 have been declared. The salient features of the latest subsidy scheme i.e, SISí2000 envisages incentives in the form of 25% subsidy on the cost 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. Waiver of 50% of stamp duty is also permitted for procuring of plot of land for industrial purpose.

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. The facility is extended to 48 beneficiaries of the District.

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.
   Providing Stall & Other facilities in Cooch Behar Rash Mela.
   We provide space for selling handicrafts items of the Artisans of the District free of cost in a stall built by us in the Rash Mela held in Cooch Behar. This facilitates the Artisans an opportunity to market their products who are otherwise not able to arrange a space in the Mela.

District Level Handicraft Competition
The District Industries Centre every year organise a competition amongst the artisans of the District with Honíble 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.

West Bengal Pollution Control Board
Application Form seeking Consent to Establish (NOC) Red & Orange Category Industries   <Download Form>

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Detail Information about "Consent to Establish" (popularly termed as NOC)

Continue to next page to see Performance of DIC, Cooch Behar for 2002-'03 & 2003-'04 and more ......

Also check out :~     Agro-based Industries  in Cooch Behar

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