Settlement signed between central government, All Assam Students Union (AASU) and All
Assam Gana Parished (AAGP) in 1985. This project is of economic significance for Assam and
the North East Region. The AGCP was dedicated to the nation in 2016.
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), a premier 15 9001:2008
QMS, ISO/IEC - 17025, ISO/IEC-17020 certified Plastics Institute under the aegis of
Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, was established in 1968. The diversified activities
of CIPET include, skill development, technology support to industry, academics and research
and development (STAR) in the field of plastics engineering technology i.e., design, CAD/CAM/
CAE, tooling, plastics processing, testing and quality assurance, etc. The reach of CIPET has
been expanded and it is now operating at 30 centres in 18 states across the country. These are 5
High Learning Centres (HLCs) providing undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes
in affiliation with respective state universities, 12 diploma centres focus on diploma and skill
oriented programme, 6 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) provide Vocational Skill
Development training programmes aimed at gainful employment to unemployed and
underemployed youth, 3 R&D Wings involved in application oriented research in the niche areas
of Plastics Engineering and Technology, 3 Specialised Centres provide academic programmes
and technology support services relevant to their respective specialized domains and operator
level training programmes in plastics processing and recycling technology and 1 polymer data
service centre deals with creation of database.
Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology
Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) was established in 1991 as an
autonomous institution under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals. IPFT is a NABL
accredited laboratory for testing of pesticides technical and formulation, pesticide residues in
various food matrices and CWC related chemicals. One of the main objectives of the Institute is
the development of user and environment friendly pesticide formulation technology. IPFT has
established a healthy support with the Pesticide Industries and has been able to successfully
transfer more than fifty formulation technologies to Indian and foreign companies.
The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemials was under the Ministry of Industry until
1989, when it was brought under the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals. In 1991, the
Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals was transferred to the Ministry of Chemicals and
Fertilizers. The Department is entrusted with the responsibility of planning, development and
regulations of the chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceutical industry sector.
Relevant Website: www.pharamaceuticals.gov.in
Pharmaceuticals Pricing Policy
The Department notified the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy-2012 (NPPP-2012) in
2012 with the objective to put in place a regulatory framework for pricing of drugs to ensure
availability of required medicines - “essential medicines” - at reasonable prices, even while
providing sufficient opportunity for innovation and competition to support the growth of
industry, thereby meeting the goals of employment and shared economic well being for all.