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(Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife)

New Delhi, the 1st February 1989


Notification under 3(2)(v) of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and Rule 5(3)(d) of Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, restricting location of industries, mining operations and other development activities in the Doon Valley in Uttar Pradesh.

S.O. 102(E)--Whereas notification under sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (protection) Rules, 1986, inviting objections against the imposition of restriction on location of industries, mining operations and other developmental activities in the Doon Valley, in Uttar Pradesh was published vide No. S.O. 923(E), dated the 6th October, 1988;

And whereas all objections received have been duly considered by the Central Government:

Now, therefore, in exercise of the Powers conferred by Clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of Rule (5) of the said rules, the Central Government hereby imposes restrictions on the following activities in the Doon Valley, bounded on the North by Mussoorie ridge, in the North-East by Lesser Himalayan ranges, on the South-West by Shivalik ranges, river Ganga in the South-East and river Yamuna in the North-West, except those activities which are permitted by the Central Government after examining the environmental impacts:

(i) Location/siting of industrial units--It has to be as per guidelines given in the annexure or guidelines as may be issued from time to time by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.

(ii) Mining--Approval of the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests must be obtained before starting any mining activity.

(iii) Tourism--It should be as per Tourism Development Plan (TDP), to be prepared by the State Department of Tourism and duly approved by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forest

(iv) Grazing--As per the plan to be prepared by the State Government and duly approved by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests.

(v) Land Use--As per Master Plan of development and Land Use Plan of the entire area, to be prepared by the State Government and approved by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests.

(No. J-20012/38/86-IA)


Guidelines for permitting/restricting industrial units in the Doon Valley area

Industries will be classified under Green, Orange and Red Categories, as shown below for purposes of permitting/restricting such industrial units in the Doon Valley from the environmental and ecological considerations:



1. All such non-obnoxious and non-hazardous industries employing upto 100 persons.The obnoxious and hazardous industries are those using inflammable, explosive, corrosive or toxic substances.

2. All such industries which do not discharge industrial effluents of a polluting nature and which do not undertake any of the following processes:







Pickling, tanning


Cooking of fibres and Digesting

Desizing of Fabric

Unhairing, Soaking, deliming and bating of hides

Washing of fabric

Trimming, Pulling, juicing and blanching of fruits and vegetables

Washing of equipment and regular floor washing, using of considerable cooling water

Seperated milk, buttermilk and whey

Stopping and processing of grain

Distillation of alcohol, stillage and evaporation

Slaughtering of animals, rendering of bones, washing of meat

Juicing of sugar cane, extraction of sugar Filtration, centrifugation, distillation

Pulping and fermenting of coffee beans

Processing of fish

Filter back wash in D.M. Plants exceeding 20 K.l. per day capacity

Pulp making, pulp processing and papermaking

Coking of coal washing of blast furnace flue gases,

Stripping of oxides;

Washing of used sand by hydraulic discharge;

Washing of latex etc.

Solvent extraction.

3. All such industries which do not use fuel in their manufacturing process or in any subsidiary process and which do not emit fugitive emissions of a diffused nature.

Industries not satisfying any one of the three criteria are recommended to be referredto Ministry of Environment & Forests.

The following industries appear to fall in non-hazardous, non-obnoxious and non-polluting category, subject to fulfilment of above three conditions :

1. Atta-chakkies

2. Rice Mullors

3. Iceboxes

4. Dal mills

5. Groundnut decortinating (dry)

6. Chilling

7. Tailoring and garment making

8. Apparel making

9. Cotton and woollen Hosiery

10. Hand loom weaving

11. Shoe lace manufacturing

12. Gold and silver thread and sari work

13. Gold and silver smithy

14. Leather foot wear and leather products excluding tanning & hide processing

15. Manufacture of mirror from sheet glass and photo-frame

16. Musical instruments, manufacturing

17. Sports goods

18. Bamboo and cane products (only dry operations)

19. Card Board and paper products (Paper & pulp manufacture excluding)

20. Insulation and other coated papers (Paper & pulp manufacture excluded)

21. Scientific and Mathematical instruments

22. Furniture (Wooden and Steel)

23. Assembly of Domestic electrical appliances

24. Radio assembling

25. Fountain pens

26. Polythene, plastic and P.V.C. goods through extrusion/moulding

27. Surgical gauges and bandages

28. Railway sleepers (only concrete)

29. Cotton spinning and weaving

30. Rope (cotton and plastic)

31. Carpet weaving

32. Assembly of Air coolers

33. Wires, pipes-extruded shapes from metals

34. Automobile servicing & repair stations

35. Assembly of Bicycles, baby carriages and other small non-motorized vehicles.

36. Electronics equipment (assembly)

37. Toys

38. Candles

39. Carpentary-excluding saw mill

40. Cold storages (small scale)

41. Restaurants

42. Oil-ginning/expelling (non-hydrogenation andno refining)

43. Ice cream

44. Mineralized water

45. Jobbing & Machining

46. Manufacture of Steel trunks & suit cases

47. Paper pins & U-clips

48. Block making for printing

49. Optical frames



1. All such industries which discharge some liquid effluents (below 500 kl/day) that can be controlled with suitable proven technology.

2. All such industries in which the daily consumption of coal/fuel is less than 24mt/day and the particulars emissions from which can be controlled with suitable proven technology.

3. All such industries employing not more than 500 persons.

The following industries with adoption of proven pollution control technology subject to fulfilling the above three condition fall under this category :

1. Lime manufacture-pending decision on proven pollution control device and Supreme Court's decision on quarrying.

2. Ceramics

3. Sanitaryware;

4. Tyres and tubes.

5. Refuse incineration (controlled)

6. Flour mills;

7. Vegetable oils including solvent extracted oils;

8. Soap without steam boiling process and synthetic detergents formulation.

9. Steam generating plants.

10. Manufacture of office and house-hold equipment and appliances involving use of fossil fuel combustion

11. Manufacture of machineries and machine tools and equipment

12. Industrial gases (only Nitrogen, Oxygen and Co2)

13. Miscellaneous glassware without involving use of fossil-fuel combustion.

14. Optical glass

15. Laboratory ware

16. Petroleum storage & transfer facilities.

17. Surgical and medical products including & prophylactics and latex products

18. Foot-wear (Rubber)

19. Bakery products, Biscuits & Confectioners

20. Instant tea/coffee; coffee processing

21. Malted food

22. Manufacture of power driven pumps, compressors refrigeration units, fire fighting equipment etc.

23. Wire drawing (cold process) & bailing straps.

24. Steel furniture, fasteners etc.

25. Plastic processed goods

26. Medical &Surgical instruments

27. Acetylene (synthetic)

28. Glue & gelatine

29. Potassium permanganate

30. Metallic sodium

31. Photographic films, papers & photographic chemicals

32. Surface coating industries

33. Fragrances, flavours & food additives

34. Plant nutrients (only manure)

35. Aerated water/soft drink.

NOTE :- (a) Industries falling within the above identified list shall be assessed by the state pollution control Board and referred to the Union Department of Environment for consideration, before according No Objection Certificate.

(b) The total number of fuel burning industries that shall be permitted in the Valley will be limited by 8 tonnes per day of Sulphur Dioxide from all sources.(This corresponds to 400 tonnes per day Coal with 1% sulphur).

(c) Siting of Industrial areas should be based on sound criteria.



1. All those industries which discharge effluents of a polluting nature at the rate of more than 500 kl/day and for which the natural course for sufficient dilution is not available, and effluents from which cannot be controlled with suitable technology.

2. All such industries employing more than 500 perons/day.

3. All such industriesin which the daily consumption of coal/fuel is more than 24 mt/day.

The following industries appear to fall under this category covered by all the points as above:

1. Ferrous and non-ferrous metal extraction, refining, casting, forging, alloy making processing etc.

2. Dry Coal Processing/Mineral processing industries like Ore sintering beneficiation, pelletization etc.

3. Phosphate rock processing plants.

4. Cement plants with horizontal rotary kilns.

5. Glass and glass products involving use of coal.

6. Petroleum refinery

7. Petro-chemical Industries

8. Manufacture of lubricating oils and greases

9. Synthetic rubber manufacture;

10. Coal, oil, wood or nuclear based thermal power plants

11. Vanaspati, hydrogenated vegetable oils for industrial purposes

12. Sugar mills (White and Khandasari)

13. Craft paper mills

14. Coke oven by products and coal tardistillation products

15. Alkalies

16. Caustic soda

17. Potash

18. Electro-thermal products (artificial abrasives, Calcium carbide etc.)

19. Phosphorous and its compounds

20. Acids and their salts (organic & inorganic)

21. Nitrogen compounds (Cyanides, cyanamides and other nitrogen compounds)

22. Explosive (including industrial explosives, detonators & fuses)

23. Phthalic anhydride

24. Processes involving chlorinated hydrocarbon

25. Chlorine, flourine, bromine, iodine & their compunds

26. Fertilizer industry

27. Paper board and straw boards

28. Synthetics fibres

29. Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides & pesticides (basic manufacture & formulation).

30. Basic drugs

31. Alcohol (Industrial or potable)

32. Leather industry including tanning and processing

33. Coke making, coal liquification and fuel gas making industries

34. Fibre glass production and processing

35. Manufacture of pulp-wood, pulp, mechanical or chemical (including dissolving pulp)

36. Pigment dyes and their intermediates

37. Industrial carbons (including graphite electrodes, anodes, midget electrodes, graphite blocks, graphite crucibles, gas carbons activated carbon, synthetic diamonds, carbon black, channel black, lamp black etc.)

38. Electro-chemicals (other than those covered under Alkali group)

39. Paints, enamels & varnishes

40. Polypropylene

41. Poly Vinyl chloride

42. Cement with vertical shaft kiln technology pending certification of proven technology on pollution control

43. Chlorates, perchlorates & peroxides

44. Polishes

45. Synthetic resin & plastic products.