The Industrial Guidance Bureau (IGB) was established in 2004 as a single point contact system for prospective entrepreneurs.

The principal objective of IGB is to facilitate the entrepreneurs in obtaining clearances from various authorities in a time bound and efficient manner for the setting up of industrial establishments. It is headed by the Director of Industries & Commerce.

The process involved in the setting up of industrial establishments is as shown below

  • Apply online through common application form and Obtain clearances from departments concerned. Following departments are covered under IGB, presently, for obtaining clearances / permission
    • Chief Inspectorate of Factories & Boilers
    • Department of Science, Technology & Environment (Puducherry Pollution Control Committee)
    • Town & Country Planning Department
    • Puducherry Planning Authority
    • Revenue Department
    • Local Bodies (Municipality / Commune Panchayat)
  • Apply for power connection / Building plan approval
  • Setting up of the establishment
  • Obtain licenses from departments concerned and local body

The common applications can be filed online for clearances from departments concerned. Please read Instructions.

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