Chemicals and Petrochemicals

The Chemical industry is an integral part of the growing Indian economy. It is one of the most diversified of all industrial sectors, covering thousands of commercial products and occupies a pivotal position in meeting the basic needs and improving quality of life. According to estimates of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), chemicals and chemical products accounted for 2.11% of the GDP (at 2004-05 prices) in 2012-13.

Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals is mandated to deal with formulation & implementation of policies & programme for achieving growth and development of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector of the country. The aim of this group is to deliberate & evolve views of all stakeholders in Chemicals & Petrochemicals for sustained growth of this sector. The group will address the steps needed to increase competitiveness of the sector, reduce adverse impact on environment, R & D and technology innovation, qualified manpower, promotion of green/cleaner technologies, maintaining quality standards and safety in manufacturing.