Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Gadkari, Shri Nitin Jairam
Constituency   : Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : email[AT]nitingadkari[DOT]org

Father's Name Shri Jairam Ramchandra Gadkari
Mother's Name Smt. Bhanutai Jairam Gadkari
Date of Birth 27 May 1957
Place of Birth Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 18 Dec 1984
Spouse's Name Smt. Kanchan Nitin Gadkari
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
B.Com., LL.B.
Educated at G.S. Commerce College, Nagpur University and University College of Law, Main Branch, Nagpur
Profession Agriculturist
Permanent Address
2, Upadhye Road, Mahal,
Nagpur- 440032, Maharashtra
Tel : (0712) 2727145, 09821080522 (M)
Fax : (0712) 2727127
Present Address
2, Motilal Nehru Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Tels. : (011) 23062019 (R), 23711252,
23710121, 23712337 (O),
09821080522 (M)
Fax:(011) 23062022 (R), 23719023 (O)
Positions Held
1989 - 2014 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1995 - 1999 P.W.D. Minister, Government of Maharashtra
1999 - 2005 Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
27 May 2014 - 25 May 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Road Transport and Highways; and Shipping
4 June 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development; Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation (Additional Charge)
3 Sept. 2017 - 25 May 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
30 May 2019 - 7 July 2021 Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
30 May 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Books Published
(i) India Aspires (English); (ii) Bhavishya Ka Bharat (Hindi); (iii) The Path of Progress (English); (iv) Vikas Ke Path (Hindi); (v) The Politics of Development (English); (vi) Vikas Ki Rajneeti (Hindi); (vii) Sabhapati Mahodaya; (viii) Pahla Kadam
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Nag Vidarbha Bhushan Award, Nagpur; Priyadarshani Award, Mumbai
Social And Cultural Activities
Organised `Khasdar Sounkrutik Mahostava` in the last three years; Has been working on the socio-economic front and taking various initiatives to empower the downtrodden people from the tribal, remote and drought prone Vidarbha region; Visionary ideas are helping in water conservation and in the conversion of agricultural waste into clean and efficient fuel; Started working in the field of renewable energy and patronized several innovative projects; Introduced the concept of converting agricultural waste into a cost effective and efficient fuel whereby the biomass is converted into small pellets which can be burnt in a specially designed stove and can be used as a clean and efficient fuel; Realizing that the perennial availability of the water can change the future of the farmers, Actively started mentoring various projects in water conservation to improve the livelihood of farmers in the water starved Vidarbha region; Taking inspiration from the saying ‘education can bring sea change in the life of one and also change the fate of the nation’ played a leading role in the formation of the Late Laxmanrao Mankad Memorial Trust and took the work of starting of Ekal Vidyalayas in the different parts of Vidarbha, mostly in the tribal areas of Gadchiroli and Melghat in Amravati District which inter alia suffer from malnutrition; Was also instrumental in the formation of the Institute of Village Enterprise Development of Handicraft Artists (VEDHA India) which is working with the bamboo workers from the bamboo producing areas thereby helping generate employment for them and add to their income.
Special Interests
Agriculture and Renewable Energy; Organizing health check up Camps through NGOs for the last ten years for needy poor families
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Classical music concerts organised round the year
Sports and Clubs
`Khasdar Krida Mahostava`organised for last two years. The events were participated by over 10000 sport persons.
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
"Agro Vision" - the biggest exhibition for farmers of Vidarbha region organised every year in Nagpur for last ten years. More than five lac farmers visited the exhibition; 734 Adivasi Ekal Schools are run by NGOs in Tribal belt for last ten years.

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