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In India, there are some regulations and restrictions with regard to establishing industries in certain categories. This is done by making it mandatory to obtain licenses before setting up such an industry.
List of industries with compulsory licensing
- Large and Medium Industries: Items reserved for the Small Scale Sector
- All Industries:
Comprehensive list of industry (where industrial licensing is compulsory)
- Coal and lignite
- Petroleum (other than crude) and its distillation products.
- Distillation and brewing of alcoholic drinks
- Animal fats and oils, partly or wholly hydrogenated
- Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
- Asbestos and asbestos based products
- Plywood, decorative veneers, and other wood-based products such as particle board, medium density fiber board, and black-board
- Raw hides and skins, leather chamois and patent leather
- Tanned or dressed furskins
- Motor cars
- Paper and Newsprint except bagasse-based units (i.e. except units based on minimum 75% pulp from agricultural residues, bagasse and other non conventional raw materials)
- Electronic aerospace and defence equipment: all types
- Explosives including detonating fuses, safety fuses, gunpowder, nitrocellulose and matches
- Hazardous chemicals
- Drugs and Pharmaceuticals (according to Drug Policy)
- Entertainment electronics (VCR, Color TV, CD player, tape recorder)
- White goods (domestic refrigerators, domestic dishwashing machines, programmable domestic washing machines, microwave ovens, air conditioners)
- "List Of Industries In Respect Of Which Industrial Licensing Is Compulsory (Schedule II)" (PDF). Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "REMOVAL OF DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS FROM SCHEDULE II OF THE NOTIFICATION". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. Retrieved 17 May 2012.