There are two specific stages under which a small scale industry can be registered namely Provisional Registration and Permanent Registration. As some significant steps are to be taken in order to apply for land, financial credit, power and water connections etc during the pre-investment period, Provisional registration helps the unit by enabling it to take required steps associated with this phase.
On the other side, permanent or final registration helps the provisionally registered industrial units at the time of production. Any functional industrial unit can apply for Permanent or Final Registration. Moreover, the industrial units do not have to undergo the provisional registration processes in order to apply for permanent registration.