Hon’ble MoE : Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Father’s Name: Dr. Debendra Pradhan

Mother’s Name: Shrimati Basanta Manjari Pradhan

Spouse Name: Shrimati Mridula T. PradhanDAUGHTERS:

State Name: Madhya Pradesh

Permanent Address: Deendayal Nagar, Manikmara, Dharam Pur, Talcher, District-Angul, Odisha 759100

Present Address:

Email Id: d[dot]pradhan[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications:M.A. (Anthropology) Educated at Talcher College, Odisha and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Countries Visited:(i) Brussels (Belgium), to attend the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, 2004, (ii) U.S.A., to attend the International Visitors Leadership Programme, 2005, (iii) Moscow (Russia), to attend the European and Asian Joint Parliamentarians Convention for Campaign Against HIV, 2006, (iv) U.S.A., to attend the India-Yale Parliamentary Leadership Programme, 2007, (v) U.S.A., to attend the Bharatiya Janata Party and the International Republican Institute, Collaborative exchange programme, 2011 (vi) Moscow, to attend the 21st World Petroleum Congress June, 2014 (vii) Vietnam, as member of delegation led by Hon`ble President of India, Sept. 2014 (viii) Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), as leader of the Indian delegation of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and oil PSUs Chiefs, Oct. 2014 (ix) Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), to attend the 19th Steering Committee Meeting, TAPI (Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India Natural Gas Pipeline Project), Nov. 2014, (x) Islamabad (Pakistan), to attend the 20th Steering Committee Meeting, TAPI, Gas Pipeline Project, Feb. 2015, (xi) Mozambique, to discuss issues related to existing investments and further expansion in areas of oil and gas, April 2015 (xii) Led a delegation to Mexico and Columbia, to foster mutual cooperation in the area of hydrocarbons and to seek long-term linkages for the nation`s energy security, May 2015, (xiii) Abuja (Nigeria), as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to attend the swearing in ceremony of the new President, May 2015, (xiv) Vienna (Austria), to address the 6th OPEC International Seminar organized by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as a Special Guest, June 2015, (xv) Led the Indian delegation to Canada, for bilateral energy dialogue, also addressed two business conferences (in Calgary and Vancouver) attended by the CEOs from various companies in energy sector, July 2015, (xvi) Lead the Indian delegation to Ashgabat (Turkmeinstan), for the 22nd Steering Committee meeting of TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Aug. 2015 (xvii) Kathmandu (Nepal), to sign the MoU between Government of India and Government of Nepal for the construction of petroleum products pipeline from Raxaul (India) to Amlekhgunj (Nepal), Aug. 2015, (xviii) Doha (Qatar), to attend the 6th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER6), which was organized by Governments of Qatar and Thailand in association with the International Energy Forum, Nov. 2015, (xix) Turkmenistan, with Vice-President to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed multi-billion dollar 1,735 – kilometre gas pipeline connecting Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Dec. 2015, (xx) Iran, April 2016, (xxi) UAE, April 2016, (xxii) Riyad (Saudi Arabia), April 2016, (xxiii) Bangladesh, April 2016, (xxiv) Represented India at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) St Petersburg (Russia), June 2016, (xxv) Houston and Washington D.C. (U.S.A.), July 2016, launched the International Road-Show for the 67 Discovered Small Fields (DSF) in Houston. At Washington met Dr. Ernest Jeffrey Moniz, Secretary of Energy, U.S.A.; also held interactions with various think-tanks working in hydrocarbon sector in Houston and Washington D.C., (xxvi) Singapore, 9-10 September, 2016, during this visit, Hon’ble Minister inaugurated the Road Show and addressed the representatives of oil and gas industry, followed by a Roundtable interaction. He also met equity investors and leaders of hydrocarbon industry and spoke on ‘oil and Gas Sector in India : Changing Landscape’, (xxvii) U.K., 11-14 September, 2016. During this visit, Hon’ble Minister inaugurated the Road Show at London and a data room relating to the DSF bid round. He also met his British counterpart HE Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP in London and also H.E. Scottish Energy Minister in Aberdeen. He addressed a gathering at the Somerville College, Oxford University on ‘Policy Initiatives in India to increase access to Clean Energy’ followed by an interaction with leading scientists, (xxviii) Myanmar, 21-23 February, 2017 to enhance regional cooperation in the Hydrocarbon sector with the neighbouring country. During this visit, he met with his Myanmar counterpart H.E. U Pe Zin Tun, Union Minister of Electricity and Energy, Myanmar, (xxix) U.S.A., 2-9 March 2017. He led a high level delegation to U.S.A. to promote India’s new Hydrocrabon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) at CERA Week, 2017. He also interacted with H.E. Mr. Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Energy from Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral partnerships in the energy domain.

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