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Who is Mansukh Mandaviya?

Mansukh Mandaviya

About Mansukh Mandaviya

Who is Mansukh Mandaviya?

Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya is the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. He assumed the health ministry office on July 7, preceded by Dr Harsh Vardhan, after a Cabinet reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
Before this, Mandaviya was a Minister of State for Shipping and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers since 2019.
Born in a small village of Bhavnagar district to a middle-class farmer family, he did his MA in Political Science and a certificate course in Veterinary Live Stock Inspector.

Mandaviya's political career

Mandaviya started his career in politics in 2002 where he fought the Palitana Constituency and became the youngest MLA in Gujarat. In 2004, he organised a 123 km long walk, titled "Kanya Kelavani Jyot Padyatra" for the "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" cause, which covered 45 educational backward villages of his constituency.
During his first tenure, Mandaviya raised 448 Parliamentary questions out of which, assurances were given in 86 by the government. He was nominated as the Youngest State Secretary in BJP in the year 2013.
In the year 2015, the 49-year-old was appointed as General Secretary of BJP and was selected to represent India at the United Nations to talk about sustainable development.
In 2016, he was sworn in as a Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, and Chemical & Fertilizers and during this tenure, Mandaviya helped to increase the per day road construction speed, decreasing the cost of Urea and other fertilizers, and establishing over 5,200 Jan Aushadhi stores under "Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana" initiative.
He was honored by Unicef for his contribution to women's healthcare initiatives and for distributing 100 million sanitary napkins through Jan Aushadhi stores.

Latest Updates on Mansukh Mandaviya

Self-regulatory body for pharma industry on cards: Mansukh Mandaviya

Mandaviya says joint squads of state and Centre formed for risk-based assessment of plants

Updated On : 23 Jun 2023 | 8:13 PM IST

Ensure health services in flood-affected Assam: Mandaviya directs officials

He asked the officials to work on a flood-management model to deal with the flood situation in Assam, which is a recurring phenomenon

Updated On : 17 Jun 2023 | 6:25 PM IST

Centre working on rolling out petrochem policy: Mansukh Mandaviya

However, other states have gone ahead with their plans, including Andhra Pradesh in 2021 in the Vizag-Kakinada region

Updated On : 19 May 2023 | 8:48 PM IST

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Updated On : 28 Feb 2023 | 7:35 PM IST

FSSAI rules on incorporating millets as nutritional menu in canteens soon

"Let us have a 'Healthy Food Street or Food Hub' in every town and district where millet-based recipes are available along with hygienic amenities," Mandaviya said

Updated On : 31 Jan 2023 | 11:13 PM IST

India to focus on health emergency, digital health during G20 Presidency

India will focus on strengthening cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector

Updated On : 05 Jan 2023 | 7:59 PM IST

98.7% decline in Kala-azar cases since 2007 in India: Health Ministry

Mandaviya appreciated the efforts of the state governments towards meeting the elimination target

Updated On : 04 Jan 2023 | 8:18 PM IST

Health Minister reviews screening, Covid testing facility at Delhi airport

"This arrangement is in practice with effect from 10 am on Sunday, January 1, 2023," the letter said

Updated On : 02 Jan 2023 | 9:55 PM IST

Mansukh Mandaviya asks companies to invest in India's chemicals industry

"India is a best destination for investment. It is the biggest democracy with best judicial system," he said

Updated On : 02 Nov 2022 | 9:44 PM IST

Free Covid precaution doses for 18-59 age group for 75 days at govt centres

Special drive to be held at govt centres; will reduce vaccine wastage

Updated On : 14 Jul 2022 | 12:09 AM IST

India may not need to import urea after 2025, says Mansukh Mandaviya

This is owing to rising domestic production, nano supplies

Updated On : 06 Jul 2022 | 1:24 AM IST

Step up Covid-19 testing and genome sequencing: Mansukh Mandaviya

India reported 13,313 new cases in the last 24 hours and the active caseload currently stands at 83,990

Updated On : 24 Jun 2022 | 12:48 AM IST

Local manufacturing of 35 APIs started after PLI scheme: Mansukh Mandaviya

These 35 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are among the 53 APIs, for which India has 90 per cent import dependence

Updated On : 29 Mar 2022 | 5:51 PM IST

Ministry mulling PLI scheme for chemical sector: Mansukh Mandaviya

Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the ministry is planning to bring production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the chemical sector to boost domestic production and exports

Updated On : 25 Feb 2022 | 3:05 PM IST

Decision on booster dose will be based on scientific evidence: Mandaviya

Specific cluster outbreaks of Covid-19 in various parts of the country are also being investigated, INSACOG said

Updated On : 04 Dec 2021 | 2:04 AM IST

2 container-based mobile hospitals soon: Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

The Centre will monitor the use of funds after they have been released to the states

Updated On : 26 Oct 2021 | 11:01 PM IST