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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

3 min read Last Updated :Jun 23 2023 | 8:13 PM IST
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Ensure health services in flood-affected Assam: Mandaviya directs officials

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 17 2023 | 6:25 PM IST
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Centre working on rolling out petrochem policy: Mansukh Mandaviya

3 min read Last Updated :May 19 2023 | 8:48 PM IST
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LIVE updates: Jasprit Bumrah to miss IPL 2023, may require back surgery

3 min read Last Updated :Feb 28 2023 | 7:35 PM IST
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FSSAI rules on incorporating millets as nutritional menu in canteens soon

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 31 2023 | 11:13 PM IST
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India to focus on health emergency, digital health during G20 Presidency

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 05 2023 | 7:59 PM IST
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98.7% decline in Kala-azar cases since 2007 in India: Health Ministry

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 04 2023 | 8:18 PM IST
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Health Minister reviews screening, Covid testing facility at Delhi airport

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 02 2023 | 9:55 PM IST
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Mansukh Mandaviya asks companies to invest in India's chemicals industry

2 min read Last Updated :Nov 02 2022 | 9:44 PM IST
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Free Covid precaution doses for 18-59 age group for 75 days at govt centres

4 min read Last Updated :Jul 14 2022 | 12:09 AM IST
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India may not need to import urea after 2025, says Mansukh Mandaviya

2 min read Last Updated :Jul 06 2022 | 1:24 AM IST
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Step up Covid-19 testing and genome sequencing: Mansukh Mandaviya

3 min read Last Updated :Jun 24 2022 | 12:48 AM IST
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Local manufacturing of 35 APIs started after PLI scheme: Mansukh Mandaviya

2 min read Last Updated :Mar 29 2022 | 5:51 PM IST
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Ministry mulling PLI scheme for chemical sector: Mansukh Mandaviya

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 25 2022 | 3:05 PM IST
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Decision on booster dose will be based on scientific evidence: Mandaviya

3 min read Last Updated :Dec 04 2021 | 2:04 AM IST
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2 container-based mobile hospitals soon: Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

3 min read Last Updated :Oct 26 2021 | 11:01 PM IST
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