In a letter sent to sugar mills and distilleries producing ethanol, the government has brought to their notice the National Single Window System, which is a digital platform under the Department for promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for guidance of investors to identify and to apply for various approvals as per their business requirements.
NSWS is a one-stop platform for investors for approvals & clearances and as of today it hosts approvals across 32 Central Departments and 14 States. Besides, all solutions will be there for all at one click of the mouse through ‘End to End’ facilitation and this would bring Transparency, Accountability & Responsiveness in the ecosystem and all information will be available on a single dashboard and enable the project proponents to identify and obtain approvals and clearances needed for a ethanol plant.
For setting up of a new/ expansion of existing ethanol plant, the project proponents who have taken in-principal approval of DFPD and also those entrepreneurs who want to set up ethanol plants on their own without any financial assistance from the Government, have to obtain various statutory clearances from various Departments of Central Government as well as respective State Governments where the proposed plant is coming up. Applying for various clearances from different departments being a tedious and cumbersome process takes a lot of time and inadvertently delays the process of establishment of such ethanol plants. This would be beneficial to even existing sugar mills and distilleries in their future projects as well as renewal of licenses or approvals.
Thus, to provide ease to the project proponents, which are approved by DFPD under various ethanol interest subvention schemes, the government has advised sugar mills / distilleries producing ethanol to enroll themselves with NSWS of DPIIT at online portal https://www.nsws.gov.in so that they may get all approvals of Central and State Governments department at one platform rather than running around various Central & State Governments departments individually.