Mansukh Mandaviya is currently serving as Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers of the Government of India. He is a Member of the Indian Parliament from Gujarat state. Previously, he served as the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (Independent Charge), Chemicals and Fertilizers and Road Transport and Highways.
Minister Mahdaviya’s political career started in 1992 as a student leader. His first step as a political representative was in 2002 when he was elected as a Member in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. In 2012, he entered national politics when he was elected as a Member to the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament).
As Union Minister, he organised three Padyatras, a long-distance walk based on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, to promote girl-child education, bring awareness to alcohol de-addiction and to encourage cleanliness. He was awarded a ‘Men for Menstruation’ recognition by UNICEF on Menstrual Hygiene Day for his initiative of ‘Suvidha Sanitary Napkin.’
Minister Mandaviya played a crucial role in maintaining the supply of essential medicines during the first and second COVID-19 waves in India by ramping up production and imports He is also well-known as a ‘Green MP’ for his environmentally conscious decisions, such as cycling to Parliament.