Biography

Childhood & Education

Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan (born 26 June 1969) is the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel in the Second Modi Ministry and a BJP leader.

He was previously also the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the First Modi Ministry. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2018 from Madhya Pradesh. Pradhan was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Deogarh constituency of Odisha.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan was also a member of 12th Assembly of Odisha (2000 – 2004) elected from Pallalhara constituency. He is also a member of ABVP. He is the son of Former Union Minister and Senior BJP Leader Debendra Pradhan.