Press Note No. 3 (2019 Series)


The Press Note No. 17 (1984) series regarding Environmental clearance of Industrial Licence- conditions of Letter of Intent/Industrial Licence, relates to pre-1991 period. After the Industrial Policy Resolution 1991, and considering various amendments made to Notification No. 477(E) dated 25th July, 1991 only the following four Industries are covered under compulsory licensing:

i. Cigars and Cigarettes of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

ii. Electronic aerospace and defence equipment

iii. Industrial Explosives

iv. Hazardous chemicals

As Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is not issuing licence in any other case, this Press Note 17 (1984 Series) has become irrelevant. Accordingly, this Press Note is withdrawn.


Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, New Delhi, 12th September 2019