The following article tells about the process adopted by RIICO for categorization of its proposed industrial areas based on EIA Notification 2006 and provides a 3-step guide to be followed by the entrepreneur/ applicant to select the best option of industrial area based on the type of proposed industry.
Procedure to Categorise RIICO Industrial Area on the basis of Order dated 07.05.2012.
RIICO has to obtain Environmental Clearance (EC), prior to development of most of its industrial area as per the procedure laid in EIA Notification 2006 and amendments made therein. After earmarking the land parcel and initiating the procedure for possession of the land, a Committee constituted vide office order dated 07.05.2012 finalizes the Category of the Industrial Area
Apart from other parameters, the constituted Committee considers the combination of two major parameters, i.e. land area under development (in hectares) and types (category) of potential industries, to finalise the category of the industrial area based on the algorithm provided in Item 7(c) of the schedule annexed to EIA Notification 2006. Once the category of the industrial area is finalsed, office order related to category of industries that can be allowed/allotted land in that industrial area is issued. EIA Notifiction 2006 categorises projects/ industries as Category A or Category B. Only few industrial sectors/industries come under the purview of EIA Notification 2006 and therefore remaining industries have not been categorized.
Based on the above criterion, RIICO industrial areas are categorized as follows:
1. Industrial areas where all types of industries are allowed (EC is obtained under Item 7(c) Category A).
2. Industrial areas where industries other than those falling under Category A are allowed. (EC is obtained under Item 7(c) Category B).
3. Industrial areas where industries other than those falling under Category A and B are allowed. (EC is obtained under Item 8(b) Category B).
4. Industrial areas where industries other than those falling under Category A and B are allowed and where the land area of the industrial area is less that 50 ha (EC is not required).
3 step guide to shortlist suitable RIICO Industrial Area based on the type of industrial project.
Determine the Category (as per EIA Notification 2006) of the proposed industry.
Entrepreneur/Applicant is advised to verify the Category of the project based on his/her project parameters and may seek guidance from MoEF&CC / RPCB/ NABET accredited EIA (Environment) Consultant Organisation. He can also visit the link: http://environmentclearance.nic.in/ to know more about EIA Notification 2006 and to identify the category of his industry based on the EIA Manuals provided in the link. Furthermore, he can also use the following two links to determine the category of its industrial project.
Category A/B as per MoEF EIA Notification 2006:
RPCB Classification (Red/Orange/Green/White) and Corresponding Category A/B
Once the Category is known (Category A/ Category B or none), the list of the proposed RIICO industrial areas where the industrial project can be set up can be known by clicking on the following links:
Category A industries are allowed in RIICO industrial areas which have obtained EC under 7(c) Category A. Following links provides the list of such proposed industrial areas:
Category B industries are allowed in RIICO industrial areas which have obtained EC under either 7(c) Category A or 7(c) Category B. Following links provides the list of such proposed industrial areas:
Industries other than Category A and Category B are allowed in all proposed RIICO Industrial Areas. Following links provides the list of such proposed industrial areas:
After fetching the details of the possible candidate industrial areas, i.e. name of Industrial Area and RIICO Unit Office, further details about the industrial areas such as land profile report, layout of plots, etc. can be assessed by clicking on the following GIS link: http://www.gis.rajasthan.gov.in/riico/
For environment/ pollution and Environmental Clearance related notifications; RIICO circulars and details of Environmental Clearance obtained by RIICO, please visit URL: http://www.industries.rajasthan.gov.in/content/industries/riico/downloads-/Notifications/ec-pollution-related-notification.html