Category of members
Category and Eligibility of Membership
There are four categories of Membership in FAI.
3. Overseas Associate
4. Technical & Professional
The first three categories are corporate Members
and the 4th category is Individual Member.
1. Active Members
Any person, firm, company or corporation who is engaged in
(a) the manufacture of fertilisers in India or
(b) the importation of fertilisers and/or in the distribution of
imported fertilisers of any kind in India in quantities not less
than 50,000 tonnes per year, shall be eligible as an Active
member of the Association.
2. Associate Members
Any person, firm, company corporation or association in India
(a) a fertiliser distributor or dealer
(b) a manufacturer or supplier of fertiliser plants, equipment
or appliances or of materials used in fertiliser manufacture; or
(c) engaged in the design and construction of fertiliser plants,
equipment or appliances or
(d) a manufacturer of agricultural chemicals; or
(e) a producer of certified seeds, or
(f) interested in or concerned with fertilisers or agricultural
shall be eligible as an Associate Member of the Association.
Provided that -
(i) A person, firm, company, corporation or association engaged
in the manufacture of fertilisers and as such eligible for being
an Active member under Article 5 may be enrolled as Associate
Member by the Board of Directors on the stipulated undertaking
that such member will convert its membership to Active on the
expiry of two years from the date of its commercial production
or when its production reaches 50 per cent of its rated capacity
during a year *(FAI's financial year - April/March), whichever
(ii) a person, firm, company, corporation or association which
is otherwise eligible to be an Associate Member under this
Article, shall not be admitted to be an Associate Member, if
such person, firm, company, corporation or association is an
associate subsidiary or agent of a person, firm, company,
corporation or association which is eligible to be admitted as
an Active Member but is not an Active Member of the Association.
3. Overseas Associate Member
Any person, firm, company, corporation or association outside
India and not having an office or branch in India , who is
engaged in business connected with fertilisers or fertiliser raw
materials or fertiliser plants and equipment shall be eligible
as an Overseas Associate Member.
4. Technical & Professional Associate Member
Any person having a professional or technical qualification in
agricultural or related sciences shall be eligible as Technical
and Professional Associate Member of the Association.