Steps for Setting up an Industry
1. Selection of Product/Industry

For getting guidance for the selection of product/industry the following Institution may be contacted :

Chief Information Officer (Technical Information) Guindy, Chennai - 32.

Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation of Tamilnadu Limited (ITCOT),
Chennai - 6.
Tamilnadu Small Industries Development Corporation Limited (SIDCO), Chennai.

Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), Guindy, Chennai - 32.

2. Approvals

The Provisional registration Certificate should be obtained by SSI units from the District Industries Centre of the concerned district. In case of medium scale large scale units SIA registration shall be done. If the product falls under compulsory licence, the same shall be obtained. If the project involves foreign currency for importing capital goods, steps should be taken to obtain an import licence, wherever necessary. The machinery should be directly imported by the user by opening LC.

Land and Industrial Shed 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 has to approach SIDCO or SIPCOT.

3. Building

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.

The Inspector of Factories SIPCOT/SDCO if the developed plot has been allotted within their industrial estate.

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.

4. Power

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

5. Registration of Industry

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

Commissioner of Commercial Taxes Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Collector, Central Excise Secretariat for Industrial Approvals (SIA), New Delhi (in respect of medium & large scale industries) Drug Controller (Pharmaceutical Concerns) Director of Plant Protection, Central Control and Insecticide Cell, Faridabad (for pesticide manufacturing concerns) Director, Food and Vegetable Products ( for fruits processing concerns) F.P.O. License. Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board (for Pollution Clearance)




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