Steps for Setting up an Industry

1. Selection of Product / Industry :  For getting guidance for the selection of product/industry the following Institutions may be contacted :

  • Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation of Tamilnadu Limited [ITCOT], Chennai - 6.

  • Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Guindy, Chennai - 32.

2. Approvals

  • The units should obtain MSME Registration Certificate from the District Industries Centre of the concerned District.

  • Large scale units  shall obtain SIA Registration

  • If the product falls under compulsory license, the same shall be obtained.

  • If the site where the industry is to be set up is an agricultural land, it has to be reclassified for industrial use.  To get this done, the Town Planning Officer, the Tahsildar and the Deputy Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner should be approached.

  • For allotment of a shed in industrial estate, the entrepreneur shall approach SIDCO or SIPCOT.

  • The plan of the proposed building must be approved by the local administrative authority such as the Village Panchayat, The Municipality, The City Corporation, MMDA, etc. as applicable.

  • Approval shall be obtained from the Inspector of Factories.

  • If the unit is to be located in any hill area like Nilgiris, Yercaud, Kodaikanal, etc. special permission has to be sought from the Government of Tamilnadu.

  • An application for the required power supply should be made to the Executive Engineer, Tamilnadu State Electricity Board.

  • The entrepreneurs may have to register the industry with the authorities listed below as applicable:

  1. Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

  2. Regional Provident Fund Commissioner

  3. Collector

  4. Central Excise Secretariat for Industrial Approvals (SIA), New Delhi (in Respect of medium & large scale Industries) 

  5. Drug Controller (Pharmaceutical Concerns) 

  6. Director of Plant Protection, 

  7. Central Control and Insecticide Cell, Faridabad (for pesticide manufacturing concerns) 

  8. Director, Food and Vegetable Products ( for fruits processing concerns) for F.P.O. License. 

  9. Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board (for Pollution Clearance).

Page modified on 05.04.2011


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