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Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala (born 1 October 1954) is an Indian politician and Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He was a member of Rajya Sabha, representing the Indian state of Gujarat and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a former member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Amreli and formerly served as a minister in Government of Gujarat.
Parshottam Rupala addressing the inaugural session of the International Symposium on Drafting a National Policy on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, in New Delhi.
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare|
|Assumed office |
31 May 2019
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|MP of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat|
|Assumed office |
4 June 2016
|Preceded by||Praveen Rashtrapal|
|Born||1 October 1954|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Savitaben Rupala (m. 1979)|
|Children||One daughter and one son|
|Alma mater||B. Sc. (Saurashtra University)|
B. Ed. (Gujarat University)
Before entering politics, he served as School Principal at Hamapur in Medium School from 1977 to 1983. He was the chief officer of the Amreli municipality from November 1983 to March 1987.
He was Chairman of a youth hostel from February 2002 to 2004. He served as trustee of Kadva Patidar trust, in Amreli, Chairman of Madad Trust and President of the Gujarat electricity board union.
He was a Cabinet Minister in Narmada for Irrigation and Water Supply from 19 March 1995 to 20 October 1995 and again from 4 November 1995 to 18 September 1996; and for Agriculture from 9 October 2001 to 21 December 2002. He chaired the Public Accounts Committee of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from March 1997 to December 1997.
He was the Chairman of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (G.I.D.C.) from June 1998 to October 2001.
He was elected a Rajya Sabha Member (2008-2009) where he served on the Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member (Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2010), on the Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member ( July 2010 -), on the Committee for the Ministry of Shipping Member (Sept. 2010 -) and on the Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Member, Committee on Agriculture(Aug. 2012 -).
Rupala married Savitaben in 1979. They have a daughter and one son.
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