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Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely:-

  • Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
  • Department of Fertilisers
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals
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The Ministry is headed by Minister of Chemicals and fertilisers. D. V. Sadananda Gowda is the current minister for the department.[1]


Department of Chemicals and PetrochemicalsEdit

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals was under the Ministry of Industry until December 1989, when it was brought under the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals. On June 5, 1991, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals was transferred to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

The Department is entrusted with the responsibility of planning, development and regulations of the chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceutical industry sector, inducting:

The Department has various divisions under it. The important being:

  • Chemical Division
  • Petrochemicals Division
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Division (M&E Division)

Attached OfficesEdit

NPPA is an organization of the Government of India which was established, inter alia, to fix/ revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995.

The organization is also entrusted with the task of recovering amounts overcharged by manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers.

It also monitors the prices of decontrolled drugs in order to keep them at reasonable levels.

Autonomous BodiesEdit

  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) [2]

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) is a premier National Institution devoted to Academic, Technology Support & Research (ATR) for the Plastics & allied industries, in India. First CIPET campus was established by Government of India in 1968 at Chennai and subsequently 14 CIPET Campuses have been established by Government of India in the country.

Today CIPET has many Campus's

These are contributing through ATR services to the industries in India and Abroad, having uniform infrastructural facilities in the areas of Design, CAD/CAM/CAE, Tooling & Mould Manufacturing, Plastics processing, Testing and Quality control.

CIPET chennai also started a department called ARSTPS (Advance Research School for Technology and Product Simulation)which provides facilities in areas of Design, CAD/CAM/CAE. It also provide a ME degree program for CAD/CAM.A

PSUs and Joint VenturesEdit


Ministers of StateEdit


  1. ^ "Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on CCEA approval of the proposal regarding revival of five closed units of FCIL – Invest in India". Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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