Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election 2019 Nitin Gadkari
Constituency :
Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Party Name :
Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name : Shri Jairam Gadkari
Mother's Name : Smt. Bhanutai 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 Gadkari
No.of Sons : 2
No.of Daughters : 1
Educational Qualifications :
B.Com., LL.B.
Educated at G.S. Commerce College, Nagpur University and University College of Law, Main Branch, Nagpur
Profession : Agriculturist

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 onwards 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 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

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); and (vi) Vikas Ki Rajneeti (Hindi)

Social And Cultural Activities

He 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; His visionary ideas are helping in water conservation and in the conversion of agricultural waste into clean and efficient fuel; He started working in the field of renewable energy and patronized several innovative projects; He 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; Realising that the perennial availability of the water can change the future of the farmers, he 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’ he played a leading role in the formation of the Late Laxmanrao Mankar 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; He 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

Interested in new technologies, green technologies, green fuel, Bio-fuel, development of agriculture, conversion of agriculture into energy and power sector, social initiatives for employment generation.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Listening music

Sports and Clubs

Playing and watching Cricket

Countries Visited

Widely travelled



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Source : Election Commission of India