Shivraj Singh distributes portfolios


Bhopal, Chronicle Reporter

The much-awaited allocation of portfolios – a hitherto red-hot subject of discussion within political corridors and the Fourth Estate alike – was finally effectuated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday.

It was officially learnt that the senior politician retained the Public Relations, General Administration, Narmada Valley Development, Aviation and every other department not allocated to any member of his Council.

Dr Narottam Mishra will look after Home, Jail, Parliamentary Affairs and Law.

Mr Gopal Bhargava                                 Public Works, Cottage and Rural Industries.

Mr Tulsiram Silawat                                 Water Resources, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries. 

Kunwar Vijay Shah                                  Forest. 

Mr Jagdish Dewda                                   Finance; Commercial Tax; Planning, Economics and Statistics. 

Mr Bisahulal Singh                                   Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection. 

Mrs Yashodhara Raje Scindia                 Sports and Youth Welfare; Technical Education and Skill Development plus Employment.

Mr Bhupendra Singh                                Urban Development and Housing. 

Ms Meena Singh                                      Tribal Welfare and Scheduled Caste Welfare. 

Mr Kamal Patel                                        Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development. 

Mr Adal Singh Kansana                          Public Health Engineering. 

Mr Govind Singh Rajput                          Revenue and Transport. 

Mr Brijendra Pratap Singh                       Mineral Resources and Labour. 

Mr Vishvas Sarang                                  Medical Education plus Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation. 

Mrs Imarti Devi                                        Women and Child Development. 

Dr Prabhuram Choudhary                       Public Health and Family Welfare. 

Dr Mahendra Singh Sisodiya                  Panchayat and Rural Development. 

Mr Pradhuman Singh Tomar                   Energy. 

Mr Prem Singh Patel                               Animal Husbandry; Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare. 

Mr Om Prakash Sakhlecha                     Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises plus Science and Technology. 

Mrs Usha Thakur                                    Tourism, Culture and Spirituality. 

Mr Arvind Singh Bhadoria                       Cooperation and Public Service Management. 

Dr Mohan Yadav                                     Higher Education. 

Mr Hardeep Singh Dang                         New and Renewable Energy plus Environment. Mr RS Prem Singh Dattigaw Industrial Policy and Investment                                                                                  Promotion.    

Ministers of State 

Mr Bharat Singh Kushwah                     Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) plus Narmada Valley Development. 

Mr Inder Singh                                       Parmar School Education (IC) and General Administration. 

Mr Ramkhelawan Patel                         Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare plus Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes Welfare (both IC) plus                                                                      Panchayat and Rural Development. 

Mr Ram Kishor Kawre                           Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (IC) plus Water Resources. 

Mr Brajendra Singh Yadav                    Public Health Engineering. 

Mr Girraj Dandotiya                               Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development. 

Mr Suresh Dhakad                                Public Works. 

Mr OPS Bhadoria                                  Urban Development and Housing. 

The Chief Minister expanded his team on July 2 by inducting 20 Cabinet ministers and eight MoS.