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Minister of Agriculture (India)

Minister of Agriculture
(कृषी मंत्री)
Radha Mohan Singh

since 26 May 2014
Ministry of Agriculture
Member of Cabinet of India
Appointer President
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Panjabrao Deshmukh
Formation 15 August 1947

The Minister for Agriculture and Food is a union cabinet position in the Indian government, responsible for agricultural and food related policy, and heads the Ministry of Agriculture.

List of Ministers of Agriculture

Ministers of Agriculture (India)
Name Portrait Term of office Political Party Prime Minister Reference
Jairamdas Daulatram 1948 1952 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru [1]
Panjabrao Deshmukh 1952 1962 [2]
Swaran Singh 1963 1964 [3]
Chidambaram Subramaniam 1964 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jagjivan Ram 1967 1970 Indira Gandhi [4]
Jagjivan Ram 1974 1977 [4]
Surjit Singh Barnala 1977 1979 Shiromani Akali Dal Morarji Desai [5]
Rao Birendra Singh 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi [6]
Buta Singh 1984 12 May 1986 Rajiv Gandhi [7]
Gurdial Singh Dhillon 12 May 1986 14 February 1988
Bhajan Lal 1988 1989 [8]
Chaudhary Devi Lal 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh [9]
Balram Jakhar 1991 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao [10]
Suraj Bhan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee [11]
H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 10 July 1996 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda [12]
Chaturanan Mishra 10 July 1996 19 March 1998 Communist Party of India H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Nitish Kumar 22 November 1999 3 March 2000 Janata Dal (United) Atal Bihari Vajpayee [10]
Nitish Kumar 27 May 2000 21 July 2001 Janata Dal (United) [10]
Ajit Singh 22 July 2001 24 May 2003 Rashtriya Lok Dal [13]
Rajnath Singh 2003 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party [14]
Sharad Pawar 23 May 2004 26 May 2014 Nationalist Congress Party Manmohan Singh [15]
Radha Mohan Singh 26 May 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi [16]

See also


  2. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  3. ^ Fifth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SWARAN SINGH, SARDAR
  4. ^ a b 8th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Jagjivan Ram, Shri
  5. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  6. ^ "9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile".  
  7. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  8. ^ Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Bhajan Lal,Shri
  9. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  10. ^ a b c Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha : Jakhar,Dr. Bal Ram
  11. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  12. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Devegowda,Shri H.D.
  13. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  14. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  15. ^ Official biographical sketch on Lok Sabha website
  16. ^
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