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: how to calculate consent fee :

 
Consent fee

Consent fee is collected based on Capital Investment/Project Cost and category to which the industry/Project belongs.

Capital Investment of the Industry Means (as per Rule 32 of Karnataka Water Rules)


(a.)

Capital investment for existing Industries:

Capital Investment of any existing industry shall be the gross fixed assets of the industry as shown in the fixed schedule of the audited report for the year 1983 consisting of investment made on land, building (including staff quarters), plant and machinery, good-will and other movable and immovable assets, additions made  during subsequent year. Any additional capital investment made after the year 1983 as reflected in the fixed asset schedule of subsequent audit reports shall also be considered towards capital investment.

 

(b.) Capital Investment for a New industry to be established or taking any steps to establish
Capital Investment on land, buildings, staff quarters, plant and machinery including all movable and immovable assets as detailed  in the project report.

 

(c.) Capital Investment when land and /or Building or any other assets are taken on  lease
 Ten times the annual lease value is to be taken as equivalent to capital investment.

All Local Bodies, apartments & layouts shall pay consent fee based on the population as under:

Sl No Population of Local Authority Fees in Rupees
1 Not exceeding 50,000 250
2 Exceeding 50,000 but not exceeding 1,00,000 500
3 Exceeding 1,00,000 but not exceeding 5 lakhs 1500
4 Exceeding 5 lakhs but not exceeding 10 lakhs 2500
5 Exceeding 10 lakhs 5000

 

Software Units:-

  • Classified under green category

  • If the unit possess air pollution source like generator etc., consent under Air Act is mandatory.

  • If the employees are more than 20 numbers, consent under Water Act is mandatory.

  • In case of industrial Park/Complexes of information technology having common facilities, single consent for the entire complex could be obtained in place of individual unit.

  • The developed/proprietor is responsible for obtaining consents.

  • Consent fee under Air Act is based on investment made on all the air pollution sources.

  • Consent fee under Water Act is based on investment on equipments only.

  • Validity of consent - Once in a year. Occupier can also avail consent for 5 years by paying 5 years consent fee. 

 

Mini Hydel Power Plant:-
  • Classified as Green category
  • Hydel projects have to obtain consent under Air Act & Water Act respectively if it posses air pollution source such as Generator etc., and if the number of employees are more than 20 in number.
  • Consent fee payable is on investment on air pollution sources only under Air Act. Consent under Water Act is based on the investment made on land utilized for office building and staff quarters including investment made on office & staff quarters buildings.
  • Validity of Consent - Once in a year. Occupier can also avail consent for 5 years by paying 5 years consent fee. 

 

Wind Power Project :-
  • Classified as Green category.
  • Has to obtain consent if the air pollution sources like Generator etc., are installed. Also, if the number of employees is more than 20 in number, consent under Water Act is also to be obtained.
  • Consent fee payable under Water Act is on investment made on land utilized for office building & staff quarters including investment made on the buildings like office & staff quarters.
  • Consent fee payable based on air pollution sources like D.G.Sets shall be charged based on investment made on air pollution source only.
  • Validity of consent is every year. The project can also avail 5 years consent by paying 5 years consent fee. 

 

Floriculture :-
  • Classified as Green category.
  • Has to obtain consent if there is any air pollution sources and the units has more than 20 employees.
  • Consent fee payable is based on investment made on industrial activity only i.e., cold storage area, generator sets, office building, staff quarters and land utilized for industrial activity.
  • Validity of consent is for one yaer. The unit can also seek consent for 5 years if by paying 5 years consent fees.