Agriculture Department,

Uttar Pradesh

Pardarshi Kisan Seva Yojna,

Kisan ka Adhikar Kisan ke Dwaar

Fertilizers

Act and Rules

In view of the importance of fertilizer in agriculture production, fertilizer has also been declared as essential commodity like other essential commodities under Essential Commodities Act-1955.To ensure the production, storage, sale and its quality, Fertilizer (Control) Order was issued which was made effective for the first time on 29.03.1957 under section-3 of part-2A of Essential Commodities Act-1955 and it was named as Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1957 and was introduced also. This order has been amended from time to time. After amendment in this order on 25.09.1985, it was named as Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985.When the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985 was amended, only production, pricing, storage, sale and quality of chemical fertilizer was controlled. In present decade, in addition to chemical fertilizer, production, pricing, storage, sale and quality of bio-fertilizers, organic fertilizers and non-edible de-oiled cake was also thought essential and were covered under Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985 treating them as essential commodity. Thus chemical fertilizers, bio-fertilizers, organic fertilizers and non-edible de-oiled cake fertilizers, all are controlled under Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985.

Following subjects are included under Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985

1 Total clauses 39
2 Total schedule 5
3 Different form for control activity 19
Clauses

Total 39 clauses are included in Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985 which has been divided into 9 categories for ease.

  • Title and definition.
  • Price control.
  • Control on distribution of fertilizers.
  • Registration of traders.
  • Production of mixed fertilizers.
  • Control on production and sale etc.
  • Enforcement officer.
  • Analysis of samples.
  • Miscellaneous provision.