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Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
Annual budget71,897 crore (US$9.0 billion) (2020-21 est.) [1]
Agency executives

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the federal ministry with administrative purview over three departments namely:

The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Chemicals and fertilizers. Mansukh L. Mandaviya is the current minister for the departments.[2]

Department of Chemicals and Fertilizers

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:

Department of Pharmaceuticals

Bulk Drug Parks

Medical Devices Parks

Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendras known as Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra. Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra (PMBJPK) have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs. BPPI (Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India) has been established under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India, with the support of all the CPSUs for co-ordinating procurement, supply and marketing of generic drugs through Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra.[3]

Attached offices

NPPA is an organisation 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 organisation 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 bodies

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

Central Public Sector Undertakings

List of Ministers

No Portrait Name Tenure Prime Minister Party
A. Bala Pajanor.jpg
A. Bala Pajanor 19 August 1979 23 December 1979 126 days Charan Singh All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Visit of Narasimha Rao, Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the CEC (cropped)(2).jpg
P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 17 February 1994 2 years, 241 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
3 Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav 17 February 1994 16 May 1996 2 years, 89 days
Atal Bihari Vajpayee tribute image (cropped).jpg
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
Shri Sis Ram Ola in his office after taking over the charge as the Union Minister of Labour & Employment in New Delhi on May 24, 2004.jpg
Sis Ram Ola 29 June 1996 9 June 1997 345 days Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
All India Indira Congress (Tiwari)
M. Arunachalam 9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days I. K. Gujral Tamil Maanila Congress
The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari with the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Surjit Singh Barnala and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi (cropped) (Surjit Singh Barnala).png
Surjit Singh Barnala 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Shiromani Akali Dal
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu holding a Press Conference on the 3rd meeting of Council for Trade Development and Promotion, in New Delhi on January 08, 2018.jpg
Suresh Prabhu 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 353 days Shiv Sena
9 Sunder Lal Patwa 30 September 2000 7 November 2000 38 days Bharatiya Janata Party
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.jpg
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa 7 November 2000 22 May 2004 3 years, 197 days Shiromani Akali Dal
Ram Vilas Paswan 11 (cropped).jpg
Ram Vilas Paswan 22 May 2004 22 May 2009 5 years, 0 days Manmohan Singh Lok Janshakti Party
M. K. Alagiri 28 May 2009 20 March 2013 3 years, 296 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Srikant Kumar Jena addressing in New Delhi on November 18, 2013 (cropped).jpg
Srikant Kumar Jena
(Independent Charge)
20 March 2013 26 May 2014 1 year, 67 days Indian National Congress
The Leader of Opposition, BThe Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananthkumar, in New Delhi on January 08, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Ananth Kumar 26 May 2014 12 November 2018 4 years, 170 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
Sadananda Gowda.jpg
Sadananda Gowda 12 November 2018 7 July 2021 2 years, 237 days
Mansukh Mandaviya Profile.png
Mansukh Mandaviya 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 86 days

Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Nihal Chand
Nihalchand Chauhan.jpg
Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
HG Ahir Meets CM Fadnavis.jpg
9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days
Mansukh L. Mandaviya
The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya addressing the gathering at the launch of the Road Safety Awareness Programme, in New Delhi.JPG
5 July 2016 7 July 2021 5 years, 2 days
Rao Inderjit Singh
Rao Inderjit Singh addressing at the Meeting with the StatesUTs on the Implementation of “The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016”, in New Delhi.jpg
3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
Bhagwanth Khuba 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 86 days


  1. ^ "Union Budget 2020-21 Analysis" (PDF). 2020.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Jan Aushadhi : An Initiative of Government of India | Generic Medicine Campaign Improving Access to Medicines". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
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