Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Shingada, Shri Damodar Barku
Constituency   : Dahanu -ST (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Shri Barku Shingda
Date of Birth 01 Oct 1954
Place of Birth Posheri, Distt. Thane (Maharashtra)
Marital Status MARRIED
Date of Marriage 23 Feb 1972
Spouse's Name Smt. Sangita Damodhar Shingda
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
Educated at P.J. High School, Wada, Distt. Thane(Maharashtra)
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker
Permanent Address
Vill. & P.O. Posheri, Tal Wada,
Distt. Thane (Maharashtra)
Present Address
AB-17, Pandara Road,
New Delhi-110 003
Tel. 23782390
Positions Held
1974 Vice-President, Youth congress, Wada Taluka
1982 Member, All India Youth Congress ( I )
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1978 Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Posheri
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1979 Member, Zilla Parishad
1980 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1981 Vice - President, Maharashtra Youth Congress
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1986-88 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
19 Jan1990 Member, Joint committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
1990 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Committee on External Affairs
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities
President, Chhatrapti Vidya Mandir, Gore, Tal. Wada, Distt. Thane; President, (i) Youth Wing Adivasi Vikas Parishad 1983; and (ii) Posheri Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, B.L. Vidyalya, Posheri
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Shooting and fishing
Countries Visited
Australia, Nepal, Singapore and Thailand
Other Information
Member, Maharashtra State Telephone Advisory Committee

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