Department of Fertilizers, Government of India

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. Secretary to the Government is the administrative head of the Department who is assisted by one Special Secretary and Financial Adviser and 3 Joint Secretaries. An Economic Adviser who is a Joint Secretary level officer advises the department on various economic issues which have economic implications. 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 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.

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