This is the Official website of Department of Fertilizers, Government of India, designed, developed and hosted by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
The site has been developed to provide information to the general public. An attempt has been made through this site to provide reliable, comprehensive, accurate information about Department of Fertilizers and its various Groups/Organizations. Hyperlinks at various places have been provided to other Indian Government Portals/Websites.
The content in this site is the result of a collaborative effort of various Groups and Divisions of the Department. It is our endeavour to continue the enhancement and enrichment of this site in terms of content coverage, design and technology on a regular basis.
Material featured on this Website may be reproduced free of charge. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.
Links to external Websites/portals
At many places in this Website, you shall find links to other Websites/Portal/Web Application/Mobile applications. These links have been placed for your convenience. DEPARTMENT OF FERTILIZER is not responsible for the contents of the linked destinations and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Mere presence of the link or its listing on this Website should not be assumed as endorsement of any kind. We can not guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked destinations.
Links to our Website by other Websites/Portals
We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on this Website and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to this Website so that you can be informed of any changes or updates therein. Also, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages belonging to this Website must load into a newly opened browser window of the User.
Department of Fertilizer does not automatically capture any specific personal information from you (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify you individually. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, like names or addresses, when you visit our Website, we use it only to fulfil your request for information. To use the respective section, this Website does not require registration.
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on this site to any third party (public/private). Any information provided to this Website will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We gather certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
Content Review Policy (CRP)
All possible efforts need to be taken to keep the content on the Website current and up-to-date. This Content Review Policy defines the roles and responsibilities of the website content review and the manner in which it need to be carried out. Review Policies are defined for the diverse content elements. The Review Policy is based on different type of content elements, its validity and relevance as well as the archival policy.
Content Archival Policy
Fertilizer related outdated and irrelevant activities like content, Tender & Notice, Announcement etc. shall be archived as per approval of the competent authority and, which will be available on the archive section at https://www.fert.nic.in/
Website Monitoring Policy
Web Properties are monitored periodically in accordance with the plan to address and fix the quality and compatibility issues around the following parameters:
Performance: Site download time is optimised for a variety of networks tested for this.
Functionality: All modules of the are optimally tested for their functionality.
Broken Links: The web properties are thoroughly reviewed to rule out the presence of any broken links or errors. A number of tools and techniques are applied to detect the broken links, if any.
Traffic Analysis: The site traffic are regularly monitored to analyse the usage patterns as well as visitors’ profile and preferences. Traffic Analysis tools also help with reports on broken links.
Feedback: Feedback from the visitors is the best way to judge a performance and make necessary improvements. A proper mechanism for feedback analysis is in place to carry out the changes and enhancements as suggested by the visitors.
Contingency Management Plan
The Department of Fertilizer putting all efforts to be functional and running at all times to provide information and services to the users. All possible efforts are being made to minimize the downtime as and when it’s mandatorily required for scheduled/planned maintenance activities. In eventualities like defacement/hacking of the site, data corruption, hardware/software crash and natural disasters, all efforts will be made to restore the site in the shortest possible time.
Content Contribution, Moderation and Approval policy (CMAP)
Content needs to be contributed/created (using the predefined metadata) formed by any of the authorised contributors in a consistent manner to maintain uniformity. In order to present the content as per the requirement of the viewer, and to retrieve the relevant content efficiently, it is required to contribute the content on Department of Fertilizer through its content management system. Contributed content is moderated and approved through the predefined workflow having relevant roles to access, create, moderate and approve content created. Finally, Content is published by Department of Fertilizer only.
All security issues related to the website will be addressed as per security guidelines issued by Government of India from time to time. Fertilizer website contains information which is freely accessible, and may be viewed by any visitor. However, the website maintains a copyright interest in the contents of all of its websites. Except for authorized security investigations and data collection, no attempts will be made to identify individual users.
The website has been audited by Cert-in empanelled auditor and all the vulnerabilities have been fixed. Upon completion, security clearance certificate of cert-in empanelled auditor has been received. A periodic check on the requirement of security certificate is recommended to the web information manager in case there are changes in the functionality or any other environmental changes.