New Agriculture Minister of India has been Announced on 30th May 2019
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar is the Current Agriculture Minister of India
Close to 60 percent of India's population finds agriculture as the means and source of earning their livelihood, directly or indirectly. In fact, along with the agrarian society, all the non-agrarian sections of the population are also heavily dependent on agriculture, for obvious reasons. Therefore, the role of the regulatory body, that is, the Ministry of Agriculture becomes very challenging and demanding owing to the vastness of its jurisdiction.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India is the supreme body that works towards the formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws related to agriculture in India. The major sections that the ministry looks after are agriculture, food-processing and co-operation.
Presently, the ministry is presided over by Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh.
Role of the Speaker
Since the Indian system of government follows the Westminster Model, the Parliamentary proceedings of the country are headed by a presiding officer who is called a Speaker. In other words, the Speaker of the two houses of the Parliament is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of the House. The Lok Sabha or the Lower House of the People in India, which is the highest legislative body in the country, chooses its Speaker who presides over the day-to-day functioning of the House. In the Rajya Sabha, the role of the Speaker is carried out by the Vice President of the country. His role is similar to that of the Lok Sabha Speaker, although the nomenclature is varied. Thus, the Speaker plays the crucial role of ensuring that the Parliament carries forward its role of legislation peacefully, maintaining harmony in the Houses of Parliament and taking crucial procedural decisions of the House. The Speaker is thus, in every sense, considered the true guardian of the Indian Parliamentary democracy, holding the complete authority of the Lok Sabha.
About Agriculture Minister
Narendra Singh Tomar is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He is the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in the Second Modi ministry. Previously he was the Minister of Rural Development, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Minister of Mines and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Government of India. He is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was also a member of Fifteenth Lok Sabha from 2009 to 2013 from Morena and Sixteenth Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019 from Gwalior. In 2019, he changed his constituency and was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Morena.
Tomar was born on 12 June 1957 in Orethi village in Morena district of (Madhya Pradesh) in a Rajput family to Munshi Singh Tomar and Sharda Devi Tomar. He graduated from Jiwaji University. He is married to Kiran Tomar, with whom he has two sons and a daughter. He was nicknamed as Munna Bhaiya by Babulal Gaur.
Departmental Structure of the Agriculture Ministry
The Ministry of Agriculture comprises three key departments.
The Department of Agriculture and Co-operation
The department, under the Government of India (Allocation & Business) rules 1961, primarily looks after the promotion of the farmer co-operation movements.
The Department of Agriculture Research & Education
This department manages the 'Indian Council of Agricultural Research', but its primary responsibility is to look after the technological development, basic & operational research and ensuring good relations between various organisations and state governments.
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Ensuring the growth in productivity of livestock (domestic animals raised in agricultural set up) and aqua farming (farming involving freshwater and saltwater species).
Functional Structure of Agricultural Ministry
The Secretary of Agriculture & Cooperation is the administrative chief of the department and is designated for formulation and implementation of policies of Agriculture and Cooperation. The Secretary is assisted by Principal Adviser, Special Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Agriculture Commissioner, Economic and Statistical Adviser, Joint Secretaries and Horticulture Commissioner.
Chief Office Bearers
Minister of Agriculture -
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of State -
Minister of State -
Previous Ministers Of Agriculture
Radha Mohan Singh was the last minister to hold the position before Narendra Singh Tomar. Some of the other leaders who have held the position are Sharad Pawar, Jagjivan Ram, Chaudhary Devi Lal, Nitish Kumar, Ajit Singh and Rajnath Singh.
|S. No||Name||From||To||Political Party|
|1||Narendra Singh Tomar||30-May-2019||Incumbent||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Radha Mohan Singh||27-May-2014||29-May-2019||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|3||Sharad Pawar||22-May-2004||26-May-2014||Nationalist Congress Party|
|4||Rajnath Singh||24-May-2003||21-May-2004||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|5||Ajit Singh||22-July-2001||23-May-2003||Rashtriya Lok Dal|
|6||Nitish Kumar||27-May-2000||22-July-2001||Janata Dal Party(united)|
|7||Sundar Lal Patwa||06-March-2000||26-May-2000||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|8||Nitish Kumar||22-Nov-1999||03-Mach-2000||Janata Dal (United)|
|9||AtalBihari Vajpayee||19-Nov-1998||22-Nov-1999||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|10||Chatura Nan Mishra||28-June-1669||18-March-1998||Communist Party of India|
|11||Suraj Bhan||16-May-1669||01-June-1996||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|12||Dr. Jagannath Mishra||08-Feb-1996||16-May-1996||Indian National Congress(then)|
|13||Dr.Balram Jakhar||21-June-1991||17-Jan-1996||Indian Nation Congress |
|14||CH.Devi Lal||20-Nov-1990||20-June-1991||Indian National Lok Dal|
|15||CH.Devi Lal||06-Dec-1989||02-Aug-1990||Indian National Lok Dal|
|16||Bhajan Lal||14-Feb-1988||02-Dec-1989||Haryana Janhit Congress|
|17||G.S.Dhillon||12-May-1986||13-Feb-1988||Indian National Congress|
|18||Buta Singh||31-Dec-1984||12-May-1986||Indian National Congress|
|19||Rao Birendra Singh||14-Jan-1980||31-Dec-1984||Vishal Haryana Party|
|20||Braham Prakash||30-July-1979||14-Jan-1980||Indian National Congress|
|21||Surjit Singh Barnala||18-June-1977||28-July-1979||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|22||Prakash Singh Badal||28-March-1977||17-June-1977||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|23||Jagjivan Ram||10-Oct-1974||02-Feb-1977||Indian National Congress (then)|
|24||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed||27-June-1970||03-July-1974||Indian National Congress|
|25||Jagjivan Ram||13-March-1967||27-June-1970||Indian National Congress (then)|
|26||C.Subramaniam||09-Sept-1964||12-March-1967||Indian National Congress|
|27||Sardar Swaran Singh||01-Sept-1963||09-June-1964||Akali Dal|
|28||S.K. Patil||24-Aug-1959||01-Sept-1963||Indian National Congress|
|29||Ajit Prasad Jain||25-Nov-1954||24-Aug-1959||Indian National Congress|
|30||Rafi Ahmed Kidwai||13/May/ 1952||24-Oct-1954||Indian National Congress|
|31||K.M. Munshi||13-May-1950||13-May-1952||Indian National Congress|
|32||Jairamdas Daulatram||19-Jan-1948||13-May-1950||Indian National Congress|
|33||Dr.Rajendra Prasad||02-Sept-1946||14-Jan-1948||Indian National Congress|
Last Updated on Sept 29, 2021