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Shri Prakash Javadekar

Shri Prakash Javadekar

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Prakash Javadekar

Father’s Name : (Late) Shri. K K Javadekar
Mother’s Name : (Late) Smt. Rajani Javedekar
Date of Birth : 30 January, 1951
Place of Birth : Pune, Maharashtra, India
Marital Status : Married
Spouse’s Name : Smt. Prachee Prakash Javadekar
Children : Two sons
Edu Qualification : B.Com. (Hon.) at University of Pune, India
Profession : Social Work
Permanent Address : Padmalay, Navketan Society, Kothrud, Pune- 411038
Present Address : 6, Kushak Road, New Delhi

Present Position

He represents the Bharatiya Janata Party and is presently Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Positions Held (Previous)

  • Union Minister of Human Resource Development - 5th July 2016 to 30th May 2019
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Environment, Forest & Climate Change - 26th May 2014 to 4th July 2016
  • Minister of State — Parliamentary Affairs - 26th May 2014 to 9th Nov 2014
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Information and Broadcasting - 26th May 2014 to 9th Nov 2014
  • Member of Parliament — Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra (April 2018 onwards )
  • Member of Parliament — Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh (June 2014 –March 2018)
  • Member of Parliament — Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra (May 2008– May 2014)
  • Executive President — State Planning Board Maharashtra (1995–1999)
  • Member of Legislative Council — Maharashtra from Pune Division Graduate Constituency for 12 years (1990–2002)
  • Chairman — Task Force on IT, Government of Maharashtra (1997–1999)
  • Chairman — Working Group on “IT for Masses”, Government of India (2000)
  • Member — Press Council of India
  • Member — Public Accounts Committee
  • Member — Standing Committee on HRD
  • Member — Consultative Committee for Min. of Power
  • Member — Committee on Subordinate Legislation
  • Member — Committee on WAKF
  • Member — Standing Committee on Defence

Political Work

  • Led Student Movement under ABVP in various capacities (1969–1977)
  • Organised Satyagraha against Emergency Rule and imprisoned (1975–1977)
  • Elected Senate Member of Pune University for 12 years (1975–1987)
  • National Secretary and General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1984–1990)
  • Full time worker of BJP since 1981
  • State Secretary and Campaign Chief of Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra (1989–1995)
  • Produced 6 videos and 10 audio films/music cassettes for party propaganda
  • Spokesman, BJP Maharashtra (1994–1996 and 2002–2003)

Social Work

  • Completed successfully GoI’s Watershed Development Project in Kolvan Valley of Mulshi Tehsil of Pune District. (1996–2000)
  • Worked in tribal area of Thane District for revival of a Development Project,launched by Bank of Maharashtra. (1978–1980)

Other Facts

  • Worked with Bank of Maharashtra for 10 years (1971–1981)
  • Worked in Rural Development Department, Sick Unit Cell, Employment Promotion Programme of the Bank of Maharashtra


  • Sir Purshottam Das Thakur Memorial National Award, for research Paper on "Rural Development and Banks’ Role in Coordinated Approach".
  • Led delegation to Boston to Negotiate Media Lab Asia Project (2000)


  • 350 articles in various newspapers on contemporary subjects.
  • Many booklets on unemployment, infiltration, IMF loan and other political topics.

Countries Visited

USA, Europe, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Israel, Finland & Iceland, Taiwan, Japan, China, South Africa, Brazil, UK, Peru, Luxembourg, Norway, Kenya, Canada, Australia, Egypt, Russia, Bangladesh etc.