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Investor's Guide

  • Steps for setting up Units
  • Services and Schemes
  • How to Apply Online
  • Online Application Process

Steps for setting up Units

List of Abbreviations
Abbreviations Description
Ind-8 Industries-8, Industries Department
SIA Secretariat of Industrial Assistance
MIDC Maharastra Industrial Development Corporation
IEM Industrial Enterprise Memorandum
MTAL Act Mumbai Tenancy & Agricultural Lands Act
DI Directorate of Industries
UDD Urban Development Department
LD Labor Department
Env Ministry of Environment and Forests
MPCB Maharashtra Pollution Control Board
MSEDCL Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited
PWD Public Works Department
DoB Directorate of Boilers
DISH Directorate of Industry Safety and Health


Following services are provided by Directorate of Industries:

  • Issue of permission for purchase of agricultural land (more than 10 hectre) for bonafied industrial use under Mumbai Tenancy and Agricultural lands Act, 1948 (MTAL) Apply Online
  • Registration under Central Store Purchase Organisation (CSPO)
  • Filing of Employment to Local Persons returns (ELP I & II)
  • Issue of Sick Unit Certificate to MSEs
  • Grant of renewal of licenses for Lubricant Oil and Greases
  • Issue of Letter of Intent(LoI) / Registration to Public / Private IT / ITES Parks and IT / ITES units in Public / Private IT / ITES Parks
  • Issue of Letter of Intent(LoI) / registration to Private BT Parks and Units in Private BT Parks
  • Filing of annual returns by IT units and IT Parks holding LoI / Registration
  • Filing of returns under MTAL


Following schemes are implemented by Directorate of Industries:

Central Government
  • Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme
State Government
  • Package Scheme of Incentives 2013
    1. Issue of Stamp Duty Exemption Cerificate under Package Scheme of Incentives 2013 Apply Online
    2. Issue of Eligibility Certificate under Package Scheme of Incentives 2013 Apply Online
    3. Issue of sanctions for incentives under Package Scheme of Incentives 2013 Apply Online
    4. Filing of annual production returns and statement of accounts under Package Scheme of Incentives 2013
  • District Industries Centre (DIC) Loan Scheme
  • Seed Money Scheme for Unemployed Persons
  • Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme (EDTP)

How to Apply Online

User Registration
  1. Users can register on the website: www.di.maharashtra.gov.in for availing services.
  2. A soft copy of the documents listed below must be uploaded during the registration process. (Please note that system will only allow uploading of documents in PDF format with a maximum size of 5 MB.)
    • A soft copy of your PAN Card.
    • All the license/certificate related to the Unit.
  3. On successful registration the user will receive an activation pin code by email and SMS at their registered email address and mobile number. This code is used to validate user registration to complete the registration process.
Updating Profile, Unit and User Details
  1. On successful activation of registration, Update User Profile, Unit and Unit User Details. These details are necessary for processing of online applications for the services mentioned above.
Submission of Applications
  1. Users can apply for the services mentioned above.
  2. For every application submitted the applicant receives an email and SMS intimation.

Online Application Process

Following are the steps for processing of application:

  1. During scrutiny of applications, if the department raises any query/queries regarding the application the user will receive an intimation via email and SMS. The Department will continue send reminders for these queries at specific intervals till the completion of waiting period.
  2. Users can reply to query/queries raised by department, by logging to the website and posting their replies in the “Queries Assigned to Me" section in the “My Applications” page which is accessible on successfully logging in to the website.
  3. On successful submission of a reply to query/queries raised by department, the applicant will receive an email and an SMS intimation.
  4. The user also receives email and SMS intimation on successful approval of application.
  5. For approved applications, users can also download/view their certificate/approval letter for the applied service in the “Approved” section of the My Application page.

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