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Sunday, May 20, 2007

ACHARYA, SHRI PRASANNA

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

ACHARYA, SHRI PRASANNA

Constituency : Sambalpur ( Orissa )

Party : Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
E-Mail : prasanna@sansad.nic.in


Father’s Name Late Padmashree Dr. Krutartha Acharya
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Chanchala Acharya
Date of Birth 8 August 1949
Place of Birth Bargarh (Orissa)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 9 December 1979
Spouse’s Name Smt. Charusila Acharya
No. of Daughters 2
Educational Qualifications B.A., LL.B.
Educated at Panchayat College, Bargarh and L.R. Law College,
Sambalpur (Orissa)
Profession Agriculturist , Businessman
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
2000-2001
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
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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