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Shri Kamal Nath
[ Indian National Congress-Madhya Pradesh ]

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Father's Name : Late Shri Mahendra Nath
Mother's Name : Smt. Leela Nath
Date of Birth : 1946-11-18
Place of Birth : Kanpur ( Uttar Pradesh )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Alka Nath
Children : No.of Sons:2 No.of Daughters:0
Educational Qualifications : B.Com. Educated at St. Xaviers College, Calcutta, West Bengal
Profession : Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address : Vill. Shikarpur, P.O. Linga,Distt. Chhindwara - 480 001( Madhya Pradesh ),Tel. and Fax.(07162)242233
Present Address : 1, Tuglak Road,New Delhi - 110 011,Tels. (011) 23711252, 23710121, 23714095 (O) 23792233, 23792234(R), Fax (011) 23719023 (O)23793396 (R)
Email Address : transmin@nic.in
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Elected to 7th Lok Sabha ( 1980)Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term) ( 1985)Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term) ( 1989)Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term) ( 1991)Union Minister of State, Environment and Forests (Independent Charge) ( 1991-95)Union Minister of State, Textiles (Independent Charge) ( 1995-96)Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term) ( 1998)Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals ( 1998-99)Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development SchemeMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term) ( 1999)Member, Committee on Finance ( 1999-2000)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Mines and Minerals( 2000-2004)General Secretary, Indian National Congress( 2001-2004)Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 7th term)( 2004)Union Cabinet Minister, Commerce and Industry( 23 May 2004 - 2009)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (8th term)( 2009)Union Cabinet Minister, Road Transport and Highways
Books Published :  
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Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
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Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Member, (i) Calcutta Cricket and Football Clubs (ii) Tollygunj Club, Calcutta (iii) Delhi Flying Club, and Ex-Chief Patron, Delhi Distt. Cricket Association
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled Member, (i) Indian Delegation to U.N., 1982, 1983 (ii) NAM Summit, 1983 (iii) I.P.U. Conferences, Nicaragua, 1987, Guatemala, 1988 and Cyprus, 1990 Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to (i) Tokyo, 1989 (ii) Cyprus, and (iii) U.K., 1990 led Indian Delegation to the World Conference in Paris, 1991 the UNEP Governing Council meeting in Nairobi, the PREPCOM IV discussion in New York and Kuala Lampur Conference, all in 1992 hosted the SAARC Environment Ministers Conference in New Delhi and emerged as one of the chief spokesmen for developing countries at the UNCED in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 also led national delegations to Finland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Dubai and UK and also to UNCTAD and UNEP and World Economic Forum meetings at Davos, Switzerland. Participated in WTO Ministerial/mini-Ministerial and other related meetings around the world.
Other Information :  
During his tenure as Minister of Environment and Forests, made a remarkable contribution to the enunciation and development of the National Policy on Ecological Conservation and the Abatement of Pollution his policy initiatives include estabilishment of Environment Tribunal, the concept of Environment Audit, special measures for the further protection and conservation of wild life-fauna as well as flora and the establishment of Environment Brigades and Afforestation Brigades the afforestation and development of degraded wastelands in India was taken up on a massive scale under his stewardship enunciated global concepts on Environmental Tariffs and conceptualised Global Emission Quotas chief spokesmen for the developing countries at the UNCED in Rio De Janeiro in 1992 During his tenure as Minsiter of State, textiles, the country touched new hights in production and export of cotton the New Textile Policy was successfully launched As Commerce and Industry Minister of India, he enunicated Indiss first comprehensive Foreign Trade Policy in 2004, laying out acoherent roadmap with a twin focus on exports as well as employment. He was sucessful tripling Indias foreign trade wtihin this period and engineering a seven-fold increase in FDI inflaw to India. Significant strides were made in teh areas of intellectural Property and industrial Design.SEZ Act was encated. His firm grasp of economic issues and consummate displomatic skills were evident in the World Trade Organisation negotiations, where he emerged as on eof the chief architects of the G-20 adn G-33 Alliances and the NAMA 11. The WTO Ministerial at Hong Kong in 2005 was marked by his championship of the cause of developing countries. President, (i) Board of Governors, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (ii) Lajpatrai Smarak Mahavidyalaya Samiti, Ghaziabad Chairman, Centre for Advances Education, Nagpur served on Board of Directors, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) Patron FDI personality of the year 2007 Joined Indian National Congress, 1968 General Secretary, Indian National Congress and Member, Congress Working Committee, September 2002-July 2004