Parshottam Rupala obtains the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy


In Wednesday’s latest cabinet reshuffle, top BJP leader Parshottam Rupala was promoted from the role of the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy.

Parshottam Rupala comes from the influential Kadva Patidar or Patel community of Gujarat.

On Wednesday, top BJP leader Parshottam Rupala was promoted to Cabinet Minister during the major cabinet reshuffle of the Modi government and responsible for the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy Products.

Rupala (66), who comes from the influential Kadva Patidar or Patel community in Gujarat, will head the ministry formed recently in 2019 to promote allied agricultural activities to improve farmers’ incomes. Previously, Rupala held the post of Minister of State for Agriculture in the Union cabinet.

He will replace his cabinet colleague Giriraj Singh, who has been transferred to the Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.

Tackling feed shortages, high feed prices and developing infrastructure to encourage dairy and fish processing are some of the challenges the new minister will face.

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Rupala will be assisted by two junior ministers. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan will retain his post as Minister of State for Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy Industry, according to an official statement.

Another leader of Tamil Nadu’s BJP, L Murugan, was appointed minister of state (MoS) in that ministry during Wednesday’s cabinet reshuffle.

Among others, S Shobha Karandlaji has been appointed MoS for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, while Kailash Choudhary will continue as MoS at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti have been appointed Ministers of State for Food and Consumer Affairs.

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