Welcome to Ministry of Petroleum&Natural Gas

Smt. Lakshmi Panabaka
( Minister of State)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Father's Name Late Shri G. Venkateswara Rao
Mother's Name Late Smt. G. Sitaravamma
Date of Birth 06 Oct 1958
Place of Birth Vill. Kavali, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date Of Marriage 07-12-1985
Spouse's Name Shri Panabaka Krishnaiah
No Of Sons 0
No Of Daughters 2
Educational Qualifications M.A.(Public Administration)
Andhra Univ
Email Id


Parliamentary Constituency


Party's Name

Indian National Congress

Permanent Address
25-1-484, Postal Colony, A.K. Nagar,
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Tels.+Fax. (0861) 2318888
Present Address
22, Mother Teressa Crescent Road,New Delhi - 110 002
Tel 91 11 23019972,23010807
Fax 23019972
Position Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-1997 Member, Committee on Commerce
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) Member Executive Committee, CongressParliamentary Party (C.P.P.)
1998-1999 Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Comittee to review the rate of dividendpayable by the Railway Undertakings to GeneralRevenues
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Scienceand Technology and other Departments
May 2004 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
May 2009-Oct 2012 Union Minister of State, Textiles
Oct'12 Onwards Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas
Social and Cultural Activities
Secretary, South-Central Railway Women`s WelfareOrganisation, Secunderabad Division; associatedwith State social and cultural organisations; viz. (i) Snehalaya; and (ii) Nrityabharathi
Other Information
Working for boosting the image of Congress Party in Prakasam, Guntur and Nellore District; and frequent interaction with womenworkers of the party
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, listening to music and spending time with children
Sports and Clubs
Chess, Badminton, Tennis and Carrom
Countries Visited
Widely travelled