Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Designation : Minister of State for Food Processing Industries

Company : Government of India

Speaking in : Plenary Session 2 One Nation, One Food Law : Enabling Regulatory Environment for Investment in the Food Sector, Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Poultry & Fisheries - Leveraging the Diverse India Opportunity, Globalizing Traditional Foods of India

Personal Profile :

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is an Indian politician belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was appointed the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries in November 2014. She represents the Fatehpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh, in the Lok Sabha, after winning in the 2014 general election. She also represents the Hamirpur constituency in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly after winning in the 2012 election.
  • Due to social and spiritual nature since childhood, only at the age of 14, Ms. Jyoti went to the ashram of Bramhalin Pujya Gurudev Swami Achyutanand ji Maharaj and got initiated and propagated religion in the country under Pujya Yugpurush Mahamandaleshwar Swami Parmanand Giri Ji Maharaj. After becoming a Sannyasin, while following path of her spiritual journey she got formal education upto 12th standard and became active in social life.
  • After coming in contact with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in 1987, Sadhvi Jyoti actively participated in Shri Ram Janam Bhoomi Movement and travelled all over the country and spread awareness.
  • Sadhvi Jyoti traveled all over India to promote material and spiritual education among Vanvasi (Tribal) and the destitute people under the aegis of Ekal Vidyalaya (One Teacher School) and Shreehari Satsanga Samiti. She was actively involved as Patron of Uttar Pradesh Durgavahini, as Central Office Bearer of Sadhvi Shakti Parishad, and as a Member of the Kendriya Margdarshak (Central Board of Directors) of the Vishva Hindu Parishad.
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, for the third consecutive term, she contested from Hamirpur (UP) Legislative Assembly constituency as a BJP candidate and became MLA by winning the election by record votes. From 2012 to 2013, she was a Member of Women and Child Development Standing Committee of UP. She was a Member of the Estimate Committee of UP from 2013 to 2014. While discharging the responsibilities of Uttar Pradesh BJP Vice President from 2012, she contested from Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) Lok Sabha seat as a BJP candidate and won by record votes. She was also a member of Social Welfare Committee. Since November 9, 2014, Ms. Jyoti is the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries in the Government of India.

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