The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) is a non-profit and non-trading company representing mainly the fertiliser manufacturers, distributors, importers, equipment manufacturers, research institutes and suppliers of inputs. The Association was established in 1955 with the objective of bringing together all concerned with the production, marketing and use of fertilisers with a view to:
- Assist the industry in improving its operative efficiency
- Find solutions to the problems facing the fertiliser industry and agriculture
- Promote the balanced and efficient use of fertiliser
- Encourage the use of more and better plant foods
- Promote consideration and discussion of all questions that contribute to sound agricultural practices
Ensuring Food Security through balanced and efficient use of plant nutrients is the prime objective of the Association.
The Indian fertiliser industry is highly complex consisting of plants with varying capacity, technology, vintage and so on. With nearly 973 members comprising Active, Associate, Overseas Associate and Technical and Professional Members, the FAI provides the necessary support for meeting the challenges facing the industry.
FAI is managed by the Board of Directors representing various interests of constituent member units. Presently, the Board comprises 32 Directors who are mostly the Chief Executives of various member companies. The Chairman and the Co-Chairman are elected periodically. The Director General of the FAI is the full time Chief Executive of the Association and administers the Association within the policy guidelines laid down by the Board.
The activities of FAI are carried out through various functional divisions/depts. namely Technical, Environment & Safety, Marketing, Statistics, Information and Communication, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Documentation, Accounts and Administration and Public Relations.
The FAI has four Regional offices located in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi. The Regional Offices focus primarily on local issues and have continuous interface with the fertiliser manufacturers operating in their respective regions, the state governments and other local authorities. The total staff strength of FAI is 47. The activities are financed by annual subscription from Members (for Active Members subscription is related to tonnage of nutrients sold subject to a ceiling).
The membership as on 31-03-2018 of FAI comprises:
|Active Members (fertiliser manufactures)||42|
|Overseas Associate Members||27|
|Technical / Professional Members||705|
For carrying out its activities, the Association is assisted by Advisory Committees in different disciplines, viz., (i) Technical, (ii) Environment, (iii) Marketing, (iv) Policy, Finance & Taxation, (v) Agricultural Sciences, (vi) SSP, (vii) Information and Communication.
Each Advisory Committee comprises 20-25 senior experts/heads of respective disciplines from member organizations and academic institutions. Each Advisory Committee is normally headed by a member of the FAI Board to provide proper linkage and ensure consistency in approach to various issues. This helps in formulation of suitable strategies to deal with various problems.
Adhoc/ small committees or Expert Groups are also constituted from time to time, for tackling specific problems/ issues.
Address : FAI House, 10 Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 067 India
CIN U85300DL 1955NPL002999
Tel. : +91-11-26567144
Fax : +91-11-26960052, 46005213
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.