Regulations to operate in the Industry

Licenses to Open and Operate a Hotel in India –

  • Police License / Registration.
  • A license under Shops & Establishments Act.
  • A license under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.
  • Registration under the Luxury Tax Act.
  • Registration under the Sales Tax Act.
  • Registration under the Contract Labour Act.
  • Registration under the Pollution Control Act.
  • Registration under the Apprentices Act.
  • Registration under the Provident Fund Act.
  • Registration under the ESI Act.
  • Entertainment License on Festival Occasions.
  • License for Chimney under the Smoke Nuisance Act.
  • Registration under the Weights & Measures Act.
  • Factory License for Laundry.
  • Registration & Permits under the Motor Vehicle Act for Tourist Coaches / Taxies.
  • Eating House License.
  • Municipal Beer Bar License.
  • License for storage of Diesel Oil.
  • License for storage of Kerosene & Compressed Gas (LPG).
  • License for Boiler & Generators and Mixers and Grinders.
  • Bar License (Foreign Liquor)
  • Mild Liquor License.
  • Building Completion Certificate.
  • Lodging House License
  • Approval from the Department of Tourism, Government of India.

Associations Governing Hotel Industry in India

  1. The Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India
  2. The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Eastern India
  3. The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India
  4. The Southern India Hotel and Restaurant Association
  5. The Hotels and Restaurant Association (Western India)
  6. Hotel Association of India

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Regulations of Tiles Industry in India

Major regulations in the Indian Tiles Industry are as followings
1. Implementation of RERA to protect the interests of industry players
2. Reduced GST rates to augur demand for new houses
3. Unorganised industry shifting to natural gas due to regulatory requirements
4. Ban on use of coal gasifiers by NGT (National Green Tribunal)
5. Various government initiatives that boost the demand
6. Various licenses and clearances required for business commencement


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