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Apply In-Person:

  1. Any person intending to carry out the fertilizer dealership business, shall apply to the respective office of the license registering authority of the state agriculture department (Agriculture Development Officer (ADO)” within the jurisdiction the applicant wish to operate.
  2. Link for the office contact details link
  3. Please visit the respective office.
  4. Meet the respective authority at the office. The applicant shall get the advice from the authority to be followed to apply for this licence.
  5. Collect the application form from the concerned authority or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  6. The application form can be downloaded using the following Link please scroll down for “FORM `A1'”
  7. Complete the application form. Attach all the required documents as per the “Required Documents” section of this page. Please submit 3 copies of the application form and the supporting documents to the designated receiving authority.
  8. On receipt of the application, the authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  9. The authority will advise regarding the application fee/charge to be remitted as per the acceptable mode (demand draft / treasury challan or as per acceptable norms).
  10. The applicant, after remitting the mentioned amount, should provide the proof of payment (demand draft / receipt / challan) to the department authority for further processing.
  11. The authority will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using the computer. Also, a copy of the application set will be returned with a sign to acknowledge the receipt of the application.
  12. An acknowledgement receipt (application reference ID) will be issued as proof of the submission of the application. The same will be sent as email and as “SMS” to the registered email ID and registered mobile number respectively. Please save it for future reference.
  13. The applicant will be informed of the probable date of inspection and grant of the licence.
  14. This application will be forwarded to the respective department / section for further processing.
  15. Applicant will get update about the progress of his/her application through “SMS” in their registered mobile number. Applicants are advised to follow the department guidelines.
  16. This application and documents are subjected to scrutiny by the concerned authority for authenticity. Once the scrutiny and verification of the documents and other details are completed, this application set will be forwarded to the inspection team.
  17. Any short fall in the documentation will be intimated to the applicant for submission of the required details / documents.
  18. The applicant gets notification about inspection of premises through “SMS” along with the date of inspection. Please follow department notification regularly.
  19. The inspection (licensing) team will inspect the premises. The investigation and verification will be conducted as per department’s norms. The applicant should co-operate with the inspection team.
  20. The outcome of the investigation and inspection will be recorded as a report.
  21. The application along with the above said report will be forwarded to the concerned issuing authority.
  22. The issuing authority will refer the recommendations and reports. If required, the applicant will be called in for a face to face interview.
  23. If the application is found to be correct in all respect, the issuing authority will grant the licence with his/her seal and signature.
  24. The status, viz. Approval or rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an “SMS” or as per applicable norms.
  25. The applicant can collect their licence from the licensing officer at the office by providing the acknowledgement slip or it will be sent through post to the address mentioned while applying or delivered as per applicable norms.

Apply Online

  1. To apply online, the applicant shall follow the given aaple sarkar link: Link and click on the "New User? Register Here" tab.
  2. From the given options, select any one mode to create User ID and Password.
  3. Now verify UID or Create your own user profile using OTP verification on your mobile.
  4. A new page will open up where the applicant has to fill up all the personal detail(Name, D.O.B, Age, Gender, etc) in the portal.
  5. Now enter the address as per the document.
  6. After that provide mobile number and OTP, PAN No., UID No., and confirm password.
  7. Now upload a photograph between 5kB to 20kB in JPEG format.
  8. Now choose from the drop now menu any one of the Proof of Identity.
  9. Finally provide a Proof of Address by clicking from the menu on screen.
  10. Click on the declaration box and then click the "Register" tab.
  11. Now login with the user credentials.
  12. After login, click Link and then click on “Apply”.
  13. The applicant will get an application displayed.
  14. Fill up the application form correctly and pay the requisite fee.
  15. On completion, the applicant will be notified.
  16. You can check the status of the application in the portal by signing in with User ID and password.

Apply through Mobile APP:

  1. To apply via app, the applicant shall download the app from the given link: Link
  2. Select the preferred language
  3. A list of options will be provided from which the applicant must choose the concerned department
  4. Now a list of services will be displayed from which the applicant must select the required service
  5. The applicant must also provide the nature of service verification and click on “Apply” to proceed to verification
  6. Once verified, the applicant will be informed about the further process.

Apply Through Centres:

  1. To apply for Fertilizer Dealer License (Certificate) through centres, the applicant has to visit the respective “CSC” centre/sewa kendra. Please tap on the following link to locate the centre according to the respective district: link.
  2. Make sure to have the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  3. An application form can be obtained through the kiosk operator upon visiting the centre.
  4. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary information in the application form.
  5. Submit the application form with “Required Documents” to the office. It is advised to take the documents in original to the kiosk for scanning purposes.
  6. The operator will process the application online.
  7. On successful submission, the applicant will receive an application number as acknowledgement. The applicant will also get a transaction number as a text message on their registered mobile number.
  8. Pay the fee as given in the “Fees” section of this page and collect the receipt.
  9. An ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile. Please keep track of the notification.
  10. Upon the satisfaction of the authorities, the permission will be granted according to the application.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Covering letter
  • Form “O” Source Certificate form authority / Source as per FCO- 1985 (From Manufacturing company) link please scroll down for “FORM ‘O’”
  • Site plan of location with 200mts. Along with godown facility
  • Affidavit of undertaking for unemployment
  • Affidavit of undertaking for Non violation of FCO 1985
  • Bank balance certificate up-to 5,00,000/-(or for the advised amount)
  • Revenue extract for the premises / copy of rent deed if the place is rented
  • Residence proof of the applicant / the authorized person (ration card / passport / aadhaar card / driving licence)
  • Identity proof of the applicant / the authorized person (ration card / passport / aadhaar card / driving licence)
  • Proof of age (birth certificate/10th mark sheet copy)
  • Resident/domicile certificate
  • Proof of completion education (degree certificate / convocation certificate)
  • If authorized person is applying, then authentication letter
  • Copy of ”GST” certificate
  • A treasury receipt / demand draft for prescribed fee amount
  • Affidavit to the effect that No FIR has been lodged against the applicant as per requirement
  • ”PAN” card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport size photograph of the applicant (3 numbers)
  • Bank statement
  • ”NOC” from the Local body as appropriate
  • ”NOC” from State Pollution Control Board as appropriate

  • Apart from the above-mentioned documents, the authorities may ask the applicant to submit additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissionerate of Agriculture,
M.S. Central Building 3'rd floor,
Pune, 411001
Phone: 020 2612 3648.
Email us at: [email protected]
Link for Contact link and link1

Office of the secretary,
Agriculture and farmers welfare,
Phone: 23382651
Email: [email protected]
Contact link



  • The applicant should have completed eighteen years of age in order to apply for this licence.
  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of the state.
  • The applicant must be a degree holder (education criteria related information for eligibility can be obtained from the concerned authorities).
  • The applicant should be unemployed and not working in any government or semi government department.
  • The applicant must not be on the rolls of any institution/college.

  • It is considered that the applicant must possess the following qualifications:-
    • Bachelor of science in agriculture from a recognized university or institute. Or
    • Bachelor of science in chemistry from a recognized university or institute. Or
    • Diploma in agriculture science from a recognized university or institute. Or
    • Certificate course on agri-inputs for a minimum period of six months from national institute of agricultural extension management (manage), national institute of plant health management (NIMPH) and other government approved institute.


  • As the fees structure varies across the state, the licensing officer whom applicant applies with will provide fee details.
  • The fee shall be paid through DD/treasury challan for the prescribed fee as advised.


  • A licence granted, shall be valid for the period specified therein. Usually the validity of this licence is for a period of 2 years unless suspended or cancelled.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • The application form can be downloaded using the following Link please scroll down for “FORM `A1'”


Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • This process will take 25 to 30 days from the date of acceptance of the application form.

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  • The applicant shall comply with the provisions of the fertilizer (control) order and the notifications issued there under for the time being in force.
  • The applicant shall from time to time report to the notified authority and inform about change in the premises and godowns attached.
  • The applicant shall also submit in time all the returns as may be prescribed by the state government.
  • The applicant shall not sell fertilizers for industrial use.
  • The applicant shall file a separate memorandum of intimation for, where the storage point is located outside the area, jurisdiction of the notified authority where the distributor’s premises is located.
  • The permission may be refused only if the application is found to be against any of the provisions of the rules and guidelines.
  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to obtain this certificate.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Name of the firm
  • Applicant’s postal address
  • Business premises postal address
  • Details of fertilizers to be distributed
  • Amount of licence fee paid
  • Date of application*Office seal
  • Contact number
  • Email address
  • ”GST” Number
  • ”PAN” number
  • Aadhaar number


Need for the Document[edit]

  • Without a valid fertilizer distributor licence, one cannot distribute such fertilizers.
  • Traders should strictly follow the government classification of fertilizers for different use in agriculture. In order to be eligible for dealing with such classifications, one has to get the licence.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The fertilizer dealer shall submit a report to the registering authority with a copy to the enforcement inspector, fertilizer or such other officer as the state government may notify in whose jurisdiction the place of business is situated, by the 5th of every month or as per the advised timeline, showing the opening stock, receipts sales and closing stocks of fertilizer in the preceding month. He/she shall also submit in time such other returns as may be prescribed by the registering authority.
  • It is punishable offence to deal such fertilizer storage activity of the classified fertilizers without a valid licence.
  • The grant of a licence to store fertilizers has to be obtained from the respective department.
  • Carry all the necessary documents in original while applying in person.
  • Make a photocopy of your filled form for future reference.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Follow the link for additional information link1


More information which might help people.