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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
( Minister of State - Independant Charge)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Father's Name Dr Debendra Pradhan
Mother's Name Smt. Basanta Manjari Pradhan
Date of Birth 26 June 1969
Place of Birth Talcher Distt. Angul (Odisha)
Marital Status Married
Date Of Marriage 9th Dec 1998
Spouse's Name Smt Mridula T Pradhan
No Of Sons 1
No Of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications M.A.(Anthropology) , Talcher College Odisha and Utkal Univ Bhubaneswar
Parliamentary Constituency Deogarh
Party's Name BJP
Permanent Address Deendayal Nagar, Manikmara, Dharampur Talcher, Distt - Angul, Odisha 759100
Telephone 0674 - 2555220
Present Address
C-1/22, Hamanyun Road, New Delhi 110003
Position Held
2000- 2004 Member , Odisha Legislative Assembly
2004 - 2009 Member , 14th Lok Sabha
April 2012 Elected to Rajya Sabha
May 2012 - Onwards Member Committee on Government Assurances, Member JPC to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom Licenses and spectrum
May - Aug 2012 Member, Committee of Rural Development
Aug 2012- Onwards Member , Committee on Agriculture
27th Mat 2014 - Minister of State (Independent Charge ) of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and Other Special Interests
Has been working on several issues concerning the youth, such as Unemployment and lack of skill based education, rehabilitation and resettlement of farmers, displaced persons and other backward classes. Has played a major role in mobilising the youthin Politics and actively working to create better leaders for tomorrow. Reading books on history & Politics and tracking the changing social trends
Other Information
Started as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist in the year 1983,was elected President,Talcher College Students' Union 1985; was actively involved in student and youth movements throughout Odisha ; was secretary A.B.V.P ; National Secretary ; i) A.B.V.P 1995, ii)B.J.P 2002, iii) Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.Y.M) 2006, President BJYM Odisha 2001. As president successfully campaigned on the issue of religion based reservations and other related issues; Party Incharge i) BJP Tripura 2004 and BJP Chattisgarh 2008; National President BJYM 2004 ; National General Secretary , BJP 2010 ; was Election In Charge of Bihar State; Organisational In Charge of party affairs in the States of Karnataka , Uttarakhand , Jharkhand and Odisha ; Awarded Best Legislator Award , the Utkalmani Gopabandhu Pratibha Samman, 2002-2003
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Spending time with Family
Countries Visited
i) Brussels (Belgium) to attend the WTO Meet 2004
ii) USA to attend the International visitors Programme ,2005
iii) Moscow ( Russia)to attend the European and Asian Joint Parliamentarians Convention for Campaign against HIV ,2006
iv) USA to attend the Indian Yale Parliamentary Leadership Programme , 2007
v) USA to attend the Exchange initaitive between the BJP and the International Republican Institute , 2011
vi) Moscow (Russia) to attend 21st World Petroleum Congress from 15th June to 18th June 2014