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Minister of State for Commerce and Industry

Smt. Anupriya Patel

Smt. Anupriya Patel

Born on 28th April, 1981 at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel is a well known face of Indian politics. Her father, late Dr. Soney Lal Patel, was founder of Apna Dal, whose untimely demise in a road accident suddenly propelled Smt. Patel into her political journey.

Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel graduated from the prestigious Lady Sriram College, Delhi University. She holds PG Diploma in Psychology from Amity University, Noida and Masters in Business Administration from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur.

In 2012 she was elected as a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and in 2014, as a Member of Parliament from Mirzapur Constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

She is blessed with excellent oratory skills and always speaks emphatically on the floor of the House. As a Member of Parliament, she has made a mark with her meaningful interventions in the parliamentary debates and discussions.

Also as a member of several parliamentary committees, she enriched the discussions with her valuable inputs. During September 1, 2014 - July 5, 2016, Smt. Patel was member in various Parliamentary Committees viz. Committee on Empowerment of Women; Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping; Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (September 12, 2014 – July 5, 2016); Railway Convention Committee (April 27, 2015 – September 20, 2016); Standing Committee on Energy (September 13, 2019 – July 6, 2021); Committee on Petitions (October 9, 2019 – July 6, 2021); Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (September 01, 2014 to July 05, 2016). She also served as a Member of Indian Council of World Affairs from October 1, 2019 to July 7, 2021.

She made headlines in 2016, when the Hon’ble Prime Minister inducted her as Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in his Council of Ministers. She was the youngest Minister of the Council of Ministers at that time.

In 2019 Parliamentary elections, Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel retained her constituency by winning the polls with even greater margin.

She hit another milestone moment in July, 2021 when entrusted with the responsibilities of Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Modi Government - 2.

Smt. Patel led a delegation to Greece during April 14 – 15, 2022 to co-chair the 8th session of the India-Greece Joint Economic Committee meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Responsible for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Kostas Fragkogiannis. During the meeting a Protocol was signed by both the Ministers aimed at strengthening and further developing the economic and trade relations for mutual benefit of both the countries. A Memorandum of Understanding on Enhancing Bilateral Investment Relations between Invest India, National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India and Enterprise Greece was also exchanged by both the Ministers.

She also led a delegation to Bangkok, Thailand during May 23-24, 2022 to attend the 78th session of the UNESCAP, which was also commemorating the 75th anniversary of its foundation. During the Ministerial segment of the 78th session of UNESCAP, the Hon’ble Minister delivered country statement on the theme, “A common agenda to advance sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”.

Further, she led the Indian delegation to Siem Reap City, Cambodia to co-chair the 19th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ Meeting along with H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia on 16th September, 2022 and to represent India in the 10th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting held on 17th September, 2022. The meeting saw representation from all 10 ASEAN countries as well as 8 partner countries viz. Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the USA. The Ministers exchanged views on global and regional economic developments including the outcomes of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, post-pandemic economic recovery efforts, measures adopted to mitigate the impact of global supply chains disruptions and strong inflation pressure.

Her commitment and unparalleled spirit to work towards strengthening the social justice ideology is admired by people at large. She has garnered widespread public support for the developmental initiatives undertaken in her constituency and beyond.

Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel, face of resurgence of the underprivileged, powerfully represents a strong image of a leader who is passionate, decisive and committed towards the cause of the oppressed and marginalised sections of the society. She is truly a ‘role-model’ not only for women but even for the youth in a young nation like India. She leads, sets example and inspires people to contribute towards the nation’s progress.