Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Patil, Shri Balasaheb Vikhe
Constituency   : Kopargaon (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : patilbv[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

 
Father's Name Shri Vithal Rao
Date of Birth 10 Apr 1932
Place of Birth Vill. Astagaon, Distt. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 31 Jan 1951
Spouse's Name Smt. Sindhutai Eknath Rao Patil
No. of Sons 3
No.of Daughters 2
Educational
Qualifications
Matriculate
Profession Writer
Social Worker, Agriculturist
Permanent Address
At and P.O. Loni BK,Tal Rahata,
Distt. Ahmednagar - 413 736 ( Maharashtra)
Present Address
24, G.R.G. Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23716799
Positions Held
1962-67 Chairman, Education and Public Works
Committee, Zila Parishad, Ahmednagar
1962-71 Vice-President, Zila Parishad, Ahmednagar
1964-66 Chairman, Panchayat Samiti, Shrigonda
1967-71 Chairman, Agriculture Committee and Public Works Committee, Zila Parishad, Ahmednagar
1968-71 Secretary, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.), Ahmednagar
1971 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha
1977 Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1977-79 President, Samajwadi Congress, Maharashtra
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1980-82 Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
1980-84 Vice-President, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1985-89 Treasurer, P.C.C. (I), Maharashtra
1987-89 Chairman, Committee on Petitions
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1989-90 and 1991-92 Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Communications and its Sub-Committee ‘B’ on Department of Post
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
13 Oct. 1999 - 30 June 2002 Union Minister of State, Finance
1July 2002 - 24 May 2003 Union Cabinet Minister, Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Commerce
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)
Chairman, Committee on Defence
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Chairman, Standing Committee on Defence
-- Member,Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management


Books Published
Brought out publications, (i) Report of the Study group for studying sugarcane yield in recovery in Maharashtra; and (ii) The Symbol of Co-operative progress
 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed several articles to newspapers (in Marathi and English)
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Upliftment of the weaker sections of the society including SC, ST and landless labourers in particular; playing an important role in the establishments of social, educational, health and financial institutions; starting cooperatives engaged in development of agriculture, rural education, rural industrialization and human resource development to maintain peace and harmony in strengthening secular forces; and interested to establish Padmashri Dr. Vikhe Patil Rural University, Pravarnagar for the purpose of Health for all, and education for all
 
Special Interests
Agriculture, water management, industrial and human resource development; upliftment of the farmers and ensuring their security; rural development
 
 
 
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (16 countries); attended International Sugar Technologists’ Conferences, (i) Brazil, 1977; (ii) Cuba, 1982; (iii) Cuba,-1985; International Farmers’ Conference, Paris, 1984; and Asian Conference on Rural Health, Beijing, 1988; as member of Indian Delegation led by Honble Speaker Lok Sabha, visited Moscow, Russia, Sept.- Oct. 2003; Budapest (Hungary), July 1999 for World Conference on Science
 
Other Information
President, (i) Maharashtra State Distilleries Association, 1977-82; (ii) Friends of Soviet Union, Maharashtra, since 1980; (iii) Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Sangh Ltd., Bombay, 1981-84; and (iv) Maharashtra Granthpal Sangh since 1982; (v) Maharashtra Pani Parishad, Loni, Distt. Ahmedabad since 1995 (Founder Executive President); (vi) India Water Partnership, New Delhi since November 2003; Vice President, (i) Friends of Soviet Union, Maharashtra, 1975-80; and (ii) Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Sangh Ltd., Bombay, 1980-81; Chairman, (i) Pravara Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd., Pravaranagar, 1966-87; (ii) State level Accounts Committee, Maharashtra, 1986-88; (iii) State level Committee appointed by Maharashtra Government to suggest minimum wages for Agricultural Labourers, 1987-88; (iv) Study team appointed by Maharashtra Government to study sugarcane yield and recovery in Maharashtra; (v) Committee appointed by Maharashtra Government to suggest a chapter for the Co-operative Society Act on Co-operative Sugar factories; (vi) Pravara Rural Education Society since 1981; and (vii) Maharashtra Pani Parishad, Loni since 1995; Group of Ministers on Cooperative restructuring September 2001; Director, (i) Maharashtra State Farming Corporation Ltd., 1964-77; (ii) Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Sangh Ltd., Bombay, 1966-88; (iii) National Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories Ltd., New Delhi, 1976-90 and Member, Executive Committee, 1982-86; (iv) Indian Sugar Export Corporation, 1979-88; (v) Pravara Sahakari Bank Ltd., Loni, 1975-96; and (vi) Padma Shree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd., Pravaranagar, 1966-97; (vii) Indian Sugar Export Corporation 1979-1988; Founder Member, (i) Pravara Institute of Research and Education in Natural and Social Sciences, Pravaranagar; (ii) Pravara Sahakari Bank Ltd., Loni; (iii) Pravara Rural Medical Trust, Loni; (iv) Padma Shree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Institute of Technology and Engineering, Pravaranagar; (v) Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune; (vi) Pravara Dairy Society; (vii) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Academy for Performing Arts, Pravaranagar; (viii) Padma Shree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation, Ahmednagar; and (ix) Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation Nasik Centre; Member, (i) Governing Council and Executive Committee, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; (ii) National Council of Rural Development, Hyderabad; (iii) Governing Council and Executive Committee, Deccan Sugar Institute, Pune, 1975-85; (iv) Managing Committee, All India Distilleries Association, New Delhi, 1978-89; (v) Deccan Sugar Technologists’ Association, Pune since 1976; (vi) State and Irrigation Committee; (vii) Advisory Committee on Power and Irrigation, 1975-78; (viii) Advisory Committee of Post and Telegraphs; (ix) State Sugar Wage Board, 1966-71; (x) State Agricultural Prices Committee, 1975; (xi) State Government Committee on Labour, 1966; (xii) All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, Maharashtra State Council; (xiii) Technical Education Committee, appointed by Government of Maharashtra, 1982-90; (xiv) Maharashtra Economic Development Council; (xv) Maharashtra State Employment and Self Employment, High Level Committee, 1966-97; and (xvi) Pravara Study Circle, Loni since 1994; Senate Member, (i) Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, 1966-72 and 1974-79; and (ii) University of Poona, Pune, 1975-76 and 1985-86; (iii) Yeshvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik since 1997; FounderTrustee, (i) Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, with Rural Medical and Dental College and well-equipped Rural Hospital since 1973; (ii) Shirdi Sai Rural Institute, Pravaranagar since 1997; (iii) Padma Shree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation, Ahmednagar; (iv) Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune; (v) Pravara Institute of Research and Eduction in Natural and Social Sciences Pravaranagar; (vi) Pravara Co-operative Dairy Society for 45 villages; (vii) Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Academy for performing Arts, Pravaranagar; (viii) Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Nasik Centre; Founder, (i) Parner Cooperative Sugar Factory, Parner, Distt. Ahmednagar; (ii) Jagdamba Co-operative Sugar Factory, Karjit, Distt. Ahmednagar (iii) Vrideshwar Cooperative Sugar Factory, Pathardi, Distt Ahmednagar; and (iv) Pravara Sahakari Bank Ltd., Loni; Chancellor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Loni, Distt. Ahmednagar (MS) since 2004; associated with a number of charitable trusts; Attended, (i) 6th Asian Conference of International Association of Agriculture, Medicine and Rural Health held at Pravaranagar on the subject of innovative approaches in Rural Health, 1993; and (ii) National Seminar on ‘Problems and Prospects of Rural Development’, Pravaranagar, 1997; participated in important discussions for the progress of the nation in different fields; actively participated in Lok Sabha Debates and provided innuumerable suggestions during the debates which initiated a process of thinking for the betterment of farmers and workers and of unorganised sectors


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