Mansukh Mandaviya sworn in as Union Health Minister
He will also be in charge of the Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers
Mansukh Mandaviya is the new health minister of India, replacing Dr Harsh Vardhan. Mandaviya’s portfolio assumes utmost significance as the country is amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mandaviya is among the seven ministers of states who have been promoted and given a cabinet rank in today’s cabinet rejig by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat.
Mandaviya will also be in charge of the Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers. He earlier served as minister of state for ports, shipping and waterways and minister of state for chemical and fertilisers.
Mandaviya is born in a middle-class farmer family in a village called Hanol, Palitana taluka of Saurashtra’s region Bhavnagar district. He became the youngest MLA at the age of 28 years in 2002. He studied veterinary science at the Gujarat Agricultural University’s Dantiwada and later completed his masters in political science.