About Us

Department of Fertilizers comes under the ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers which is headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by two Ministers of State. The main objective of Department of Fertilizers is to ensure adequate and timely availability of fertilizers at affordable prices for maximizing agricultural production in the country. The main functions of the Department of Fertilizers include planning, promotion and development of the Fertilizers Industry, Planning and monitoring of production, import and distribution of fertilizers and management of financial assistance by way of subsidy/concession for indigenous and imported fertilizers. The department also administers 9 Public Sector Undertakings. For details of the PSUs, see link Fertilizers PSUs.


This Department has one attached office under it, viz., Fertilizer Industry Coordination Committee (FICC) headed by Executive Director. For more details on FICC see FICC link under organization set up. List of subjects allotted to the Department of Fertilizers as per Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 amended from time to time is given at Annexure - I.



Achieving fertilizer security for the country for sustainable agricultural growth supported by a robust domestic fertilizer industry.


 Ensuring adequate and timely availability of fertilizers to the farmers at affordable prices through planned production and imports and distribution of fertilizers in the country and planning for self-sufficiency in urea production.


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