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Dharmendra Pradhan Dharmendra Pradhan DOB: 26/06/1969

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.

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PM Modi holds 'Chintan Shivir' with ministers

News | Sep 15, 2021, 07:00 AM IST

PM Modi chairs 'Chintan Shivir' meeting with Union Council of Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan flag off modern Hirakhand Express

News | Sep 15, 2021, 11:38 AM IST

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.

BJP distributes responsibilities for UP, Punjab and other states elections to ministers

Elections | Sep 08, 2021, 11:44 AM IST

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.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan embark on Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Odisha

News | Aug 19, 2021, 05:27 PM IST

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.

Centre approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for School Education till 31 March 2026

News | Aug 04, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

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.

Ex-TRS leader Eatala Rajender joins BJP

Politics | Jun 14, 2021, 04:47 PM IST

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.

Pradhan accepts 'fuel prices problematic', says govt saving money for COVID welfare schemes

News | Jun 13, 2021, 07:26 PM IST

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.

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 270-bedded COVID care centre in Odisha

News | Jun 01, 2021, 05:32 PM IST

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated 270-bedded COVID care centre at Jindal Steel and Power Plant in Angul district on June 01.

Dharmendra Pradhan conducts aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas-hit districts

News | May 30, 2021, 08:28 PM IST

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on May 30 conducted the aerial survey of cyclone Yaas hit districts.

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate meets Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Apr 07, 2021, 05:29 PM IST

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.

WB polls: Pradhan urges EC to deploy paramilitary forces after alleged attack on BJP leader

News | Mar 18, 2021, 05:24 PM IST

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.

Increase in prices of crude oil in international markets led to fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Feb 23, 2021, 04:45 PM IST

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.

On mission to construct 5,000 Compressed Biogas Plants in country: Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Dec 06, 2020, 08:33 PM IST

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.

Congress showed its true colours: Dharmendra Pradhan on tractor blazed near India Gate

News | Sep 28, 2020, 03:00 PM IST

Punjab Youth Congress workers set ablaze a tractor at India Gate on Sep 28 as they were protesting against farm reforms and other issues.

400 petrol pumps, 1,200 LPG distributors opened in last 6 years in Bihar: Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Sep 13, 2020, 07:22 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three petroleum projects in Bihar via video conferencing on September 13.

Fuel prices could go down once international markets stabilise: Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Jun 29, 2020, 07:32 PM IST

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.

Govt will buy home-made biogas in UP: Dharmendra Pradhan

News | Jun 25, 2020, 07:44 PM IST

home-made biogas, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jan Samvad, Ujjwala beneficiaries, Uttar Pradesh, 5000 biogas plants

Dharmendra Pradhan, Naveen Patnaik inaugurate Product Application and Development Centre via video-conferencing

News | Jun 25, 2020, 04:30 PM IST

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 CM, Petroleum Minister review meeting over Baghjan gas tragedy

News | Jun 14, 2020, 07:56 AM IST

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting.

Dharmendra Pradhan interacts with PMUY beneficiaries via video conference

News | May 16, 2020, 06:38 PM IST

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.

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