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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member

Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Chhindwara
State Madhya Pradesh
Father's Name Late Shri Mahendra Nath
Mother's Name Smt. Leela Nath
Date of Birth 18.11.1946
Place of Birth Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Profession Political & Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 27 Jan 1973
Spouse's Name Smt. Alka Nath
No. of Children 2
Educational Qualifications

Educated at St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, West Bengal

Permanent Address

Vill. Shikarpur, P.O. Linga
Distt. Chhindwara - 480 001
Madhya Pradesh
Tel.& Fax.: 07162-242233

Present Address

1, Tughlak Road
New Delhi - 110 011
Phone: 011-23792233, 23793396, 23011300

E-Mail nath@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

Elected to 7th Lok Sabha

Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Union Minister of State, Environment and Forests (Independent Charge)

Union Minister of State, Textiles (Independent Charge)

Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)

- Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
- Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power

Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term)

Member, Committee on Finance

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Mines and Minerals

General Secretary, Indian National Congress

Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 7th term)

23 May 2004 onwards
Union Cabinet Minister, Commerce & Industry

Special Interests

Development of tribals and the oppressed classes, wild life, horticulture and socio-economic issues

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Listening to music

Sports and Clubs

  1. Calcutta Cricket and Football Clubs;

  2. Tollygunj Club, Calcutta;

  3. Delhi Flying Club, and Ex-Chief Patron, Delhi Distt. Cricket Association

Countries Visited

Widely travelled

Other Information

During his tenure as Minister of Environment & 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 so as to enthuse the youth in the country and involve them, as well as many Non-Governmental Organisations, in active participation in the conservation of the environment;

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;

during his tenure as Minister of State, Taxtiles, the country touched new heights in production and export of cotton, the New Textile Policy was successfully launched to action an all time high export of garments and fabrics within one year of his taking over as Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce & Industry, India achieved highest level of export of 80 billion dollars in 2004-05;

Patents amendment bill and SEZ bill were brought to Parliament;

India played a major role in WTO under his leadership;


  1. Board of Governors, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad;

  2. Lajpatrai Smarak Mahavidyalaya Samiti, Ghaziabad; and

  3. National Colliery Workers Federation; and

    Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Child Development Council;

Member, Board of Directors, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO);


  1. National Colliery Workers Federation; and

  2. Bharat Yuvak Samaj/Youth Wing of All India Bharat Seva Samaj;

Member, Congress Working Committee; joined Indian National Congress as a youth worker in 1968