Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Acharya, Shri Prasanna
Constituency   : Sambalpur (Odisha)
Party Name     : Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
Email Address : a[DOT]prasanna[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Padmashree Dr. Krutartha Acharya
Mother's Name Late Smt. Chanchala Acharya
Date of Birth 08 Aug 1949
Place of Birth Bargarh (Orissa)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 09 Dec 1979
Spouse's Name Smt. Charusila Acharya
No.of Daughters 2
B.A., LL.B.
Educated at Panchayat College, Bargarh and L.R. Law College,
Sambalpur (Orissa)
Profession Agriculturist
Businessperson, Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
Bargarh, P.O. Bargarh,
Distt. Bargah - 768 028 (Orissa)
(06646) 234322,231822
Present Address
33, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23782744, 9868180419 (M)
Positions Held
1973-75 General Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Orissa
1981-85 President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Orissa
1990-98 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1990-95 Cabinet Minister, incharge of Food & Civil Supplies, Textile & Handlooms Excise and Rural Development Government of Orissa
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Secretary-General, Biju Janata Dal, Orissa
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Energy
1999-2000 and
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
Chairman, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (Lok Sabha)
Member, Committee on Coal and Steel
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Railways
7 Aug. 2007 onwards Chairperson, Committee on MPLADS

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributing articles to local journals
Social And Cultural Activities
Founded three cultural organisations; one socio-educational trust; running one Diploma Engineering Institute at Bargarh, Orissa; Chairman, Degree Engineering College, Bargarh
Special Interests
Social work and Journalism
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Visiting places of interest and gardening
Other Information
Launched several students and youth movements in Orissa; actively participated in the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, 1974 and imprisoned under MISA during Emergency for 19 months; General-Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Orissa 1973-75; and Member,(i) Animal Welfare Board of India, 1998-99; and (ii) All India Shipping Board

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