Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Chander Kumar, Prof.
Constituency   : Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

 
Father's Name Shri Beli Ram
Mother's Name Smt. Kamala Devi
Date of Birth 08 May 1944
Place of Birth Dhan, Distt. Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 02 Mar 1976
Spouse's Name Smt. Krishna Devi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educational
Qualifications
M.A., M.Ed., LLB
Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Profession Teacher
Agriculturist
Permanent Address
Village - Dhan, P.O. - Matlhar, Teh- Jawali,
Dist - Kangra, (Himachal Pradesh)
(01893) 264225,
9816045009 (M)
Present Address
6, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23711452, 23359343, 9868180631 (M)
Positions Held
1951 Secretary, Praja Socialist Party (P.S.P.), Distt. Ballia
1993-1998 Cabinet Minister, Irrigation, Public Health, Science and Technology, Government of Himachal Pradesh
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Tourism
1984-1985 Deputy Minister, Higher Education and Public Relation, Government of Himachal Pradesh
1985-1989 Minister of State, Forests, Government of Himachal Pradesh
Member, Committee on Energy
1982-2004 Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (four terms)
1989-1990 Minister of State, Agriculture and Forestery, Government of Himachal Pradesh
1998-1999 Cabinet Minister, Power and Projects, Government of Himachal Pradesh
2003-2004 Cabinet Minister, Forest and Environment, Government of Himachal Pradesh
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Official Language
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Energy


Books Published
Articles on land use planning, forests and environment
 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Himurja; handpump technology for hilly areas
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Upliftment of the downtrodden and village development; redressal of public grievances in far flung areas of the State; improvement and consevation of environment and ecology by initiating mass plantation drive in hills
 
Special Interests
Forest & environment, ecology, reading, education.
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and writing; agriculture and horticulture with modern improved technologies
 
Sports and Clubs
Keen interest in volleyball and kabaddi; promoted the games in the village youth of the constituency
 
Countries Visited
Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and U.K.
 
Other Information
Was actively involved in the policy document of Himalayan Sustained Development of Ecology and Forestry Authority; Water-shed programme in the Himalayan Region including Handpump Technology for driving water supply; Joint Convener, National Convention on Education; taught in St. Beed`s College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; initiated reform measures for the improvement of higher and technical education in Himachal Pradesh; Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Roadways Transport Corporation (HRTC) 1982-85


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