Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
Industrial Licensing Section


Press Note No. 3 (2019 Series)

Subject: Withdrawal of Press Note No. 17 (1984 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

2. As DPIIT is not issuing licence in any other case, this Press Note 17 (1984 Series) has become irrelevant. Accordingly, this Press Note is withdrawn.

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Dated: 11 September, 2019

No. 2(41)/2018-IL, Dated: 11 September, 2019

Copy to:

1. Press Information Officer, Press Information Bureau of Ministry of Commerce and Industry -for giving necessary publicity.

2. NIC Section, DPIIT – with the request to upload the Press Note on the Department’s

3. Hindi Section, DPIIT for providing the Hindi

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