Minister of Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution

Personal Profile

Fatherís Name    Shri Govindrao Pawar
Motherís Name  Smt. Sharda Bai G. Pawar
Date of Birth 12 December 1940
Place of Birth Baramati, Distt. Pune (Maharashtra)
Marital Status  Married
Date of Marriage 1 August 1967
Spouseís Name Smt. Pratibha Pawar
No. of Daughters   1
Educational Qualifications  B.Com.
Profession  Agriculturist
Permanent Address House No. 142, Ambarai, Baramati,
Distt. Pune - 411 001 (Maharashtra)

Present Address 6,Janpath
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels.(011)23018619, 23018870
Fax: (011) 23018609

Positions Held
1967-91 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
Secretary, Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.), Maharashtra
1972-74 Minister of State, Home, Food, Civil Supplies, Rehabilitation, Publicity, Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of Maharashtra
1974-78 Cabinet Minister, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Home, Labour and Youth Welfare,Government of Maharashtra
1978-80, 1988-91 and 1993-95 Chief Minister, Maharashtra (four terms)
1981-86 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1982-87 President, Congress (S)
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (resigned in March 1985)
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Cabinet Minister, Defence
1993-95 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1995-96 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Agriculture
Member, General Purposes Committee
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Ethics
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
23 May 2004 - onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Constituency : Baramati ( Maharashtra )

Party          : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
E-Mail         : spawar@sansad.nic

Social And Cultural Activities
President, (i) Nehru Centre, Mumbai; (ii) Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara; (iii) Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati, Pune; (iv) Agriculture Development Trust, Baramati; (v) Y.B. Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai; and (vi) V. Sugar Institute, Pune
Special Interests
Agriculture, horticulture, economics, irrigation, energy, finance and sports
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and travelling
Sports and Clubs
President, (i) Maharashtra Olympic Association; (ii) Garware Club House; and (iii) Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad
Countries Visited
Widely travelled


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