Dharmendra Pradhan is a BJP leader and currently the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepeneurship in the NDA government. He is the son of former BJP MP Dr. Debendra Pradhan. He started as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist in the year 1983, and was elected President of Talcher College Students' Union in 1985. Soon he was elected as the national secretary of ABVP and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha from 2004 to 2006. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. Pradhan has represented the Deogarh constituency of Odisha. He was also a member of the 12th Assembly of Odisha (2000-2004). He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012. Since then he was a member of several committees like Committee on Government Assurances, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licenses and spectrum, Committee on Rural Development and Committee on Agriculture. 2004 onwards, Pradhan was the party-incharge for Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Odisha.read more
PM Modi chairs 'Chintan Shivir' meeting with Union Council of Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, flagged off the new modern LHB Rake of Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar, Hirakhand Express on September 10. The event was held through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced polls in charge for states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand, which are going to election in 2022. While Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has been given charge of 403-seat of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat will look into Punjab.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw along with Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan arrived at Odisha's Bhubaneswar on August 19 to embark on their Jan Ashirwad Yatra.
Union Cabinet on August 04 approved continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for School Education from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026, said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Former Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender joined Bhartiya Janta Party on June 14. He joined BJP in the presence of cabinet minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Home Minister G. Kishan Reddy. He resigned from the state assembly on June 12, after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao sacked him from the state cabinet over land grabbing charges.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on June 13 accepted that the current fuel prices are problematic but central or state govt are spending over Rs 35,000 crores on vaccines in a year.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated 270-bedded COVID care centre at Jindal Steel and Power Plant in Angul district on June 01.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on May 30 conducted the aerial survey of cyclone Yaas hit districts.
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on April 07 met Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in the national capital.
After BJP's youth wing leader was allegedly attacked by TMC workers in Nandigram, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan appealed to the Election Commission to deploy paramilitary forces ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections.
On increasing fuel prices in the country, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan said that it has happened due to increase in prices of crude oil in international markets.
India is on a mission to construct 5,000 Compressed Biogas Plants in the country, informed Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while addressing an event in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on December 06. new farm laws in Gujarat's Gandhinagar on December 06.
Punjab Youth Congress workers set ablaze a tractor at India Gate on Sep 28 as they were protesting against farm reforms and other issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three petroleum projects in Bihar via video conferencing on September 13.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on June 29 stated that the world economy as well as India's economy is going through a challenging time.
home-made biogas, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jan Samvad, Ujjwala beneficiaries, Uttar Pradesh, 5000 biogas plants
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Product Application and Development Centre (PADC) on June 25 via video-conferencing.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan held a video conference with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on May 16.