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Short Biography of Jairam Ramesh the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Green and Clean Minister of India

Short Biography of Jairam Ramesh the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Green and Clean Minister of India

Name - Ramesh Jairam

Political Party - Indian National Congress -Andhra Pradesh

Educational Qualifications: - B.Tech, M.S. and Graduate Study Educated at I.I.T., Bombay, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and M.I.T., U.S.A.

Father's Name: -Late C.K. Ramesh
Mother's Name: - Sridevi Ramesh

Date of Birth: -9 April 1954
Place of Birth: -Chikmagalur (Karnataka)

Marital Status: -Married on 26 January 1981
Spouse's Name: - K.R. Jayashree
Children: -Two sons

Profession: - Economist.

Permanent Address: - H.No.6-3-862/3, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Present Address: - C-1/9, Lodhi Gardens, Rajesh Pilot Marg, New Delhi 110003
Tel. - 24638111, 24632288

E-mail: jairam@sansad.nic.in

Jairam Ramesh is the politician who said that politicians should retire after the age 65 and has great hopes from Rahul Gandhi.

Jairam Ramesh is the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests since May, 2009.
He is also a member of the National Advisory Council.

Ramesh attended St. Xavier's School, Ranchi in 1961-1963 in classes 3 to 5.
He graduated with a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B)
Jairam spent his formative years at IIT Powai, where his father taught civil engineering.

He is a founding member of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and is a member of the International Council of the New York-based Asia Society

He studied public management at Carnegie Mellon University during 1975-77.
He thereafter spent a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying technology policy, economics, engineering and management as part of the newly-established inter-disciplinary technology policy programme.
His undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai in 1975.
In 2001, IIT Mumbai presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

It was only after he finished his stint advising then United Front Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in 1998, that he joined the Congress party on a full-time basis.
He formally joined the Congress party with the blessings of both Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee.

Historian and writer Ramachandra Guha has described Ramesh as "a true environment minister".

Positions Held:

2000-2002 Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Government of Karnataka

June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Finance Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Committee on Public Accounts Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University

Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance
31 Jan. 2006-25 Feb. 2009 Minister of State in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

6 April 2008-25 Feb. 2009 Minister of State in the Ministry of Power

28 May 2009 onwards Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Environment and Forests

He writes a widely-read column on economics and public policy called Kautilya in The Times of India, India Today.
He is also the author of the book 'Making Sense of Chindia', a book that describes the forces of globalization and liberalization, and is an assessment of international relations in today's world.
He is co-editor of Mobilizing Technology for World Development

1978 - Jairam Ramesh joined the World Bank

December 1979 - worked as assistant to economist Lovraj Kumar at the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices.

1983 to 1985 - he was Officer on Special Duty in the Advisory Board of Energy.

1990- He worked as an "Officer on Special Duty" during the National Front administration of the V.P. Singh government.

1999–2003 - member of the Rajasthan Development Council

2000-2002 - Ramesh served as Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, and Government of Karnataka and on the Economic Advisory Council of Andhra Pradesh.

2001–03 - Economic Advisor to the government of the state of Chhattisgarh

Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 - he was a member of three committees of Parliament: the Public Accounts Committee, the Standing Committee on Finance and the Committee on Government Assurances and was a member of the Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Ramesh uses laptop – Sony Vaio

Jairam Ramesh and Controversies –

•Ramesh shocked many including his own government when he said in China that the Home Ministry's policies towards Chinese companies looking to enter India were "alarmist" and "paranoid." Ramesh had to explain his stand to the PM and to Sonia Gandhi.

•Maheshwar Dam in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district. – In April end, the Ministry of Environment and Forest had suspended all work on the controversial dam for non compliance of environmental guidelines as well as on the grounds that the people displaced by the dam had not been rehabilitated.

•Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that a "determined effort" is on to finish off the tiger population in the country.

•"Our cities are the dirtiest cities of the world. If there is a Nobel Prize for dirt and filth, India will win it, no doubt," the Environment Minister said in November last year

•BT brinjal - Few people accuse him of or call him the agent of company Monsanto but this has not been proved.

•The Madhya Pradesh government then decided to reopen the gates of the pesticide factory of Union Carbide India Ltd in Bhopal to allow visitors. To bolster the point that the move was okay, Ramesh picked up a handful of soil at the factory and said that it was not hazardous. This had caused a major ripple among the people, and Ramesh later said that he regretted what he had said.

•Jairam Ramesh said that Vedanta would not be allowed to mine in the Niyamgiri Hills of the eastern Orissa state. "I have taken this decision purely on a legal approach – laws are being violated." This is first time happened in India that a big corporation was denied this has been done by Jairam Ramesh, who got guts to do something and say something not to wait for monsoon and future crops.

•Navi Mumbai Air port and Environment Ministry - problems are still going on and media is discussing the politicians and media is not bringing the reality of environment. Ramesh had made it clear that he had three main issues with the Navi Mumbai airport proposal: shifting of two river courses, removal of 400 acres of mangroves, and cutting down an 80-meter hillock.

•His criticism of Home Minister P. Chidamabaram for being tough on China's telecom operators did not go down well with the Congress party and even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pulled him up.

•Jairam Ramesh and SUV –
The luxurious growth of large-size vehicles like SUVs is really a growth of concern... use of vehicles like SUVs and BMW in countries like India is criminal," Ramesh said at a UN function
I think, we seriously need to think about fuel policy regime to discourage the use of such vehicles that emit more carbons.
We cannot ask people to buy or not to buy a particular car.
But through an effective fiscal policy, we can certainly have an impact And certainly put a penalty on the type of cars that you don't want to see on the roads which is diesel driven car, SUVs,"

Reality views by sm –
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The king should retire now and Jairam should become the Prime Minister of India.
The lion king is tired now, he needs to rest and give the charge to the Jairam Ramesh.

Jairam Ramesh knows the ideas, he is brilliant and knows how to handle the corrupt Indians or ignorant Indians and keep them on right and judicious path.

Ever Heard in India a politician saying No to big business houses or politicians –
Few can do this in India as a politician and one of them is Jairam Ramesh.
Who dares to speak his mind without any fear?

In a corrupt nation and in a company of corrupt babus when someone will try to implement laws and try to do something good for his nation it will become or made into controversies

Regarding Jairam Ramesh I did not find any controversy, when someone is doing job honestly with results there will be controversies and
What is wrong in saying what is in mind and heart without fear?

Jairam Ramesh dares to everyone when it is related to the Environment ministry , his job.

Whatever People may say about him, but India needs more politicians like Jairam Ramesh

Star Rating as a politician – 8 out of 10

Below is the photo of Jairam Ramesh with Hillary Clinton –


SG September 15, 2010  

Very nice. But unfortunately Jairam Ramesh is a South Indian. He will never be allowed to become a Prime Minister. (Deva Gowda is a one time short term exception.)

Bikram September 15, 2010  

well hope his saying what it is , how it is does the trick :)

sm,  September 15, 2010  


callezee September 15, 2010  

Its not short its long,Really informative...

BALA September 15, 2010  

That was nice and to the point.

sm,  September 15, 2010  


sm,  September 15, 2010  


Destination Infinity July 13, 2011  

Well, looks impressive to me - He is definitely better than the other politicians. His experience is also very good. Let us hope that we get more politicians like him in India.

Destination Infinity

sm,  July 14, 2011  

Destination Infinity,

Anonymous,  April 20, 2012  

I was impressed by his biography, and i think every Indian politician should learn to have their children entering politics shall be educated unless like majority of our so called politicos who never even entered a school.