Lucknow, Mar 21: In a minor reshuffle, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has taken over the charge of 11 new departments in addition to the 50 portfolios already held by him.
As per a notification issued here, agriculture, foreign trade, export and marketing have been taken away from Agriculture Minister Anand Singh.
Akhilesh has been given additional charge of Food and Drug Authority, AYUSH, non-conventional energy sources, infrastructure, coordination, public enterprises, political pension, language, agriculture, foreign trade, transport and marketing.
Mohd Azam Khan, who was initially allocated seven departments, has been given additional charge of urban integrated department.
Similarly Revenue Minister Ambika Chaudhary has been given additional charge of public service administration, whereas Minister of State (independent charge) for small industries Bhagwat Sharan Gangwar has been given additional charge of export promotion.
Akhilesh already has 50 departments, including important portfolios like Home, Power, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Excise, Industrial Development and Cooperative, with him.